Visitors to the Voortrekker Monument watch as a ray of sunlight shines on the unmarked tomb in the basement of the monument during Day of Reconciliation celebrations in Pretoria. Under apartheid, the day was known as Day of the Vow, in commemoration of a promise Voortrekkers made to God to build a church should they be granted victory against attacking Zulus, but under democracy the day is used to foster reconciliation and national unity. PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARKUS SCHREIBER / ASSOCIATED PRESS
July 18, 2012. Children listen to the history of former president Nelson Mandela at the Melville Primary School as they join in celebrations of Mandela's 94th Birthday in Johannesburg. Denis Farrell—AP.