Children stand next to a birthday cake to mark former South African President Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday outside his home in Johannesburg, Thursday, July 18, 2013. South Africa cele

 

              Children stand next to a birthday cake to mark former South African President Nelson Mandela
Children stand next to a birthday cake to mark former South African President Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday outside his home in Johannesburg, Thursday, July 18, 2013. South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday with acts of charity on Thursday, a milestone capped by news that the former president's health was improving after fears that he was close to death during ongoing hospital treatment. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)