Nelson Mandela: See photos of the South African leader

Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, is remembered around the world as a leader of the anti-apartheid movement and as a civil rights hero.

Born on July 18, 1918, Mandela lived to be 95 years old. He died in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Dec. 5, 2013.

Here are some moments of Mandela's life, from his visits to New York City to his campaign for South African president.

Mandela circa 1950

Nelson Mandela adopts a boxing pose, wearing shorts, T-shirt and boxing gloves, circa 1950.

Mandela and his wife Winnie

Nelson Mandela seen in a photo from 1957 with his wife Winnie during their wedding.

Mandela after his release from prison

Mandela and his wife Winnie upon Mandela's release from Victor Verster prison in Paarl, South Africa, on Feb. 11, 1990.


Mandela in Bloemfontein

Nelson Mandela arrives to address a mass rally, a few days after his release from jail in the conservative Afrikaner town of Bloemfontein on Feb. 25, 1990.

Mandela with David Dinkins

Nelson Mandela, flanked by his wife at the time, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, and then-Mayor David Dinkins, in Manhattan on June 20, 1990.

Mandela with Margaret Thatcher

Nelson Mandela greets British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on July 4, 1990, on the steps of No. 10 Downing St. Mandela was on a two-day visit to the United Kingdom.

Mandela at the United Nations

Mandela received a warm welcome at the United Nations in 1990, where he urged continued sanctions against South Africa until the ending of apartheid.

Mandela in New York City

Nelson Mandela holds a key to the city during a 1990 visit to New York.

Mandela with Bill Clinton

From left, David Dinkins, Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela meet in Manhattan in July 1992.

Mandela with George H. W. Bush

Nelson Mandela speaks to the press and fans on June 25, 1990, with President George H.W. Bush on the White House South Lawn.

Mandela with NYC Mayor David Dinkins and Rep. Charles Rangel

From left, Nelson Mandela, former Mayor David Dinkins, and Rep. Charles Rangel in New York on Dec. 3, 1991.

Mandela in Mmabatho

Mandela greets supporters upon his arrival in Mmabatho for his first election rally in 1994.

Mandela in Rustenburg

Nelson Mandela during an electoral meeting on Jan. 30, 1994, in Rustenburg, Western Transvaal, as he campaigns for the presidential election.

Mandela with Michael Jackson

Nelson Mandela and Michael Jackson at a news conference at the president's home in Cape Town on March 23, 1999.

Mandela with Rudy Giuliani

Mandela was joined by Mayor Rudy Giuliani two months after the World Trade Center attacks.

Mandela with Queen Elizabeth II

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets with Mandela during a reception at Buckingham Palace on Oct. 20, 2003.

Mandela with Michael Bloomberg

Mayor Michael Bloomberg presents Nelson Mandela the key to the city on May 11, 2005.

Mandela on Robben Island

Nelson Mandela listens at a news conference for "46664 -- Give One Minute of Your Life to AIDS" on Robben Island, where he was imprisoned for 18 years, on Nov. 28, 2003 off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa.

Mandela after his 89th birthday

Mandela at a celebration after his 89th birthday at the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund in Johannesburg on July 24, 2007.

Mandela with Hillary Clinton

Nelson Mandela sits beside U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a meeting in Johannesburg on Aug. 7, 2009.