President Barack Obama declares that a decade of war was ending, the economy was recovering and “America’s possibilities are limitless” as he begins a second term before a flag-waving crowd of hundreds of thousands.
"There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires". These were the words said by revolutionary leader Nelson Mandela. The former South African President died on December 5 at the age of 95. A collection of images from his life. Compiled by Deeksha Vasanth