PHOTOS: Art honoring Mandela around the world

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(AP) – Colorful murals of Nelson Mandela by an Indian artist adorn walls in the cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town. A snow-dusted bronze likeness stands with arms outstretched in London’s Parliament Square.

South Africa’s first black president became one of the world’s most beloved statesmen when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa. His generosity of spirit made him a symbol of sacrifice and reconciliation in his country and beyond.

Here is a look at how artists around the world paid tribute to Mandela during his life.

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