Children and other well-wishers release balloons to mark former South African President Nelson Mandela completing his 27th day in hospital Thursday, correlating with the 27 years he spe

 

              Children and other well-wishers release balloons to mark former South African President Nelson Mandela completing his 27th day in hospital Thursday, correlating with the 27 years he spe
Children and other well-wishers release balloons to mark former South African President Nelson Mandela completing his 27th day in hospital Thursday, correlating with the 27 years he spent in prison during the apartheid era, outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where he is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa Friday, July 5, 2013. The former president's health is "perilous," according to documents filed in the court case that resulted in the remains of his three deceased children being reburied Thursday in their original graves. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)