Mandela in critical condition

Associated Press
A group of wellwishers hold up get-well placards outside the entrance to the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa, Sunday, June 16, 2013. South Africa's president says that Nelson Mandela is seeing sustained improvement from the recurring lung infection that is forcing him to spend a ninth day in the hospital. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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Former South African president Nelson Mandela was discharged from a Pretoria hospital on Sept. 1, after spending 86 days, including his birthday on July 18, for a recurring respiratory illness. Mandela will continue to receive intensive care from the same doctors who looked after him in hospital. His home has been reconfigured to accommodate the requirements of his treatment. (AFP)

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