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2005-07-17 03:03:24

By Andrew Quinn JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Nelson Mandela turns 87 on Monday, an increasingly fragile icon whose moral message nevertheless grows louder with each passing year. Unlike earlier birthdays, which saw the Nobel laureate party with film stars, royalty and adoring children, this anniversary will spotlight Mandela's political legacy rather than his celebrity allure, officials say. Nelson Mandela Foundation officials and associates say the focus is firmly on ensuring...