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Nelson Mandela hospitalized

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  • Anti-apartheid icon suffering from a lung infection
  • Third time in the hospital in four months
File photo - Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital for lung infection

Former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela is back in the hospital with a lung infection.

He was admitted to a hospital in South Africa Wednesday night.

The country's president is asking the world to pray for Mandela, who he says is getting the best possible treatment.

Mandela is 94 years old. This is the third time he has been hospitalized in the past four months.

MORE: Mandela has been treated for lung infection before

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