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Nelson Mandela and President Bill Clinton

Photograph By AP Photo/Rick Wilking

President Bill Clinton looked out from cell No. 5, which once held Nelson Mandela at Robben Island. "Now the courage and the imagination that created the new South Africa and the principles that guide your constitution inspire all of us to be animated by the belief that one day humanity all over the world can at last be released from the bonds of hatred and bigotry," Clinton said during the visit in 1998.