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        12/9/2013, Tevet 6, 5774

      Johannesburg Stadium Prepared for Mandela's Funeral

      Times of India reports workers busily constructed a stage on Monday at the Soweto soccer stadium where world leaders will eulogize Nelson Mandela before tens of thousands of mourners, as police promised tight security.

      Nearly 100 heads of state are expected to assemble at the 95,000-capacity FNB Stadium for the memorial on Tuesday to the anti-apartheid icon. Times of India notes Mandela made his last public appearance at the same stadium for the closing ceremony of the 2010 World Cup, when the venue was called Soccer City.