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I`m Carl Azuz. Welcome to CNN STUDENT NEWS. It`s a new week. It`s our last week of 2013, and it starts with Nelson Mandela. The former South African leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner died on December, 5th. When that happened, the country`s current president declared ten days of national mourning. South Africa held a memorial service. Mandela`s body lay in state for three days, and finally, a funeral and burial in the village where Mandela grew up.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

ARWA DAMON, CNN CORRESPONDENT: On the hills, overlooking Mandela`s childhood home and burial sight, a truly unique moment. Zulus and traditional warrior (inaudible) drove seven hours to bid farewell to the hero that transformed that nation. Chants and dances reserved for a chief.

ENOCK MAGWNYANE: (inaudible) Madiba is a chief. (inaudible) you must do it as our country.

DAMON: This is really quite incredible. It`s almost surreal. Traditional Zulu song and chants, the audio of that blending with the marching band that we can hear from the speakers in front of the screen as Mandela`s coffin is being moved towards its final resting place.

The people gathered somber, silent as they watched. Some choosing to stand alone. And with the final gun salute, the reality that Mandela`s gone, for some overwhelming. Beauty Mkuna traveled 12 hours to be here.

BEAUTY MKUNA: Well, upset to know people where at least even if he was no longer in public whatever, but at least we were happy that he was still alive.

DAMON: Others emotional, but glad he can finally rest in peace. And among all, a profound sense of gratitude for all Mandela sacrificed and stood for.

MKUNA: (inaudible). It means that there is no more. He is gone for good. We don`t know whether South Africa will be the same like it was yesterday. Mandela`s finally returned home. The country united as it says good-bye. And now it must leave up to (inaudible) his legacy. Arwa Damon, CNN, Qunu, South Africa.

(END VIDEOTAPE) AZUZ: We`ve also been talking recently about political protest in Ukraine. Some people in the country think Ukraine should be more relined with Russia, other think it should have closer ties to the European Union. Most of the recent protests have been from people on the pro- European Union side. They`ve been calling for changes in their government. And yesterday, they heard some support from an American lawmaker.

AZUZ: This all started when Ukraine`s president refused to make a trade agreement with the European Union. Last week, he said he would sign the deal. Now, the E.U. says the deal is on hold because they don`t believe Ukraine`s president is showing a clear commitment.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It`s time for the "Shoutout." What country`s flag is this? If you think you know it, then shout it out! Is it the flag of Turkey, Vietnam, Cuba or China? You`ve got three seconds, go!

China`s red flag features one large yellow star and four smaller yellow stars. And this one is on the Moon. That`s your answer and that`s your shoutout.

AZUZ: It`s on the Moon because that thing that`s attached to in the picture is a lunar rover. It`s called the Jade Rabbit, it has six wheels, four cameras, two legs and as it digs around on the Moon, China`s hoping it will help the country make more of a name for itself. In space, and on earth.

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