Photos: South Africa buries ‘greatest son’ Mandela

The coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves the makeshift tent for a traditional burial in Qunu December 15, 2013. REUTERS-Odd Andersen-Pool

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma (C), Winnie Mandela (L), ex-wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela, and Graca Machel (R), widow of Mandela, attend Nelson Mandela's funeral ceremony in Qunu December 15, 2013. REUTERS-Odd Andersen-Pool

South Africa President Jacob Zuma speaks during the funeral ceremony for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Qunu December 15, 2013. REUTERS-Odd Andersen-Pool

A priest lights a candle in memory to former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Regina Mundi Church during Sunday service in Soweto, December 15, 2013. REUTERS-Ronen Zvulun

Military personnel salute after the burial of former South African President Nelson Mandela in his ancestral village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape province, 900 km (559 miles) south of Johannesburg, in this still image taken from December 15, 2013 video courtesy of the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). REUTERS-SABC via Reuters TV

From L-R: Graca Machel, widow of former South African President Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, ex-wife of Mandela, South African President Jacob Zuma and Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela sit at his burial site in his ancestral village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape province, 900 km (559 miles) south of Johannesburg, in this still image taken from December 15, 2013 video courtesy of the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). REUTERS-SABC via Reuters TV

Candles are lit under a portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela before his funeral ceremony in Qunu December 15, 2013. REUTERS-Odd Andersen-Pool

Army helicopters carry South African flags over the burial ground of late former South African President Nelson Mandela during his funeral in Qunu, December 15, 2013. REUTERS-Yannis Behrakis

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma (2nd L), the ex-wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela (L), and the widow of Mandela, Graca Machel (3rd L), sit by the coffin of Mandela during his funeral ceremony in Qunu December 15, 2013. REUTERS-Odd Andersen-Pool

Members of the military leave a frame on the coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela during his funeral ceremony in Qunu December 15, 2013. REUTERS-Odd Andersen-Pool

A combination photo shows a member of military speaking before the burial of former South African President Nelson Mandela (top), and military personnel saluting after the burial in Mandela's ancestral village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape province, 900 km (559 miles) south of Johannesburg, in this still image taken from December 15, 2013 video courtesy of the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). REUTERS-SABC via Reuters TV

Former South African President Nelson Mandela's coffin arrives at the family gravesite for burial at his ancestral village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape province, 900 km (559 miles) south of Johannesburg, December 15, 2013. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

The coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves the makeshift tent for a traditional burial in Qunu December 15, 2013. REUTERS-Odd Andersen-Pool

By Reuters