Mandela watched by South Africa

Well-wishers are turning out in droves to show their support for the ailing Nelson Mandela, whose condition is still being closely monitored at a South African hospital. School children released balloons into the air on June 27 outside the hospital, one for each of Mandela's 94 years.

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 27: Ninetly-five children carry 95 balloons as they march and sing for former President Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection June 27, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. Family members and President Jacob Zuma have visited Mandela in the hospital today. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Prayers Are Said As Nelson Mandela Remains In a Critical Condition
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 27: Ninetly-five children carry 95 balloons as they march and sing for former President Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection June 27, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. Family members and President Jacob Zuma have visited Mandela in the hospital today. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 27: A girl sits on her mother's shoulders while navigating the crowd outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection June 27, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. Family members and President Jacob Zuma have visited Mandela in the hospital today. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Prayers Are Said As Nelson Mandela Remains In a Critical Condition
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 27: A girl sits on her mother's shoulders while navigating the crowd outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection June 27, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. Family members and President Jacob Zuma have visited Mandela in the hospital today. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 27: Members of the ANC Youth League hang a banner outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former President Nelson Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection June 27, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. Family members and President Jacob Zuma have visited Mandela during his 20th day in the hospital. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Prayers Are Said As Nelson Mandela Remains In a Critical Condition
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 27: Members of the ANC Youth League hang a banner outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former President Nelson Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection June 27, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. Family members and President Jacob Zuma have visited Mandela during his 20th day in the hospital. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 27: Members of the ANC Youth League march and sing for former President Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection June 27, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. Family members and President Jacob Zuma have visited Mandela in the hospital today. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Prayers Are Said As Nelson Mandela Remains In a Critical Condition
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 27: Members of the ANC Youth League march and sing for former President Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection June 27, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. Family members and President Jacob Zuma have visited Mandela in the hospital today. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 27: Some of former South African President Nelson Mandela's grand children and great-grandchildren collect flowers left by supporters outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection on June 27, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to make an announcement to the country at noon today. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Prayers Are Said As Nelson Mandela Remains In a Critical Condition
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 27: Some of former South African President Nelson Mandela's grand children and great-grandchildren collect flowers left by supporters outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection on June 27, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to make an announcement to the country at noon today. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 27: People hold hands and pray outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former President Nelson Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection June 27, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. Family members and President Jacob Zuma have visited Mandela in the hospital today. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Prayers Are Said As Nelson Mandela Remains In a Critical Condition
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 27: People hold hands and pray outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former President Nelson Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection June 27, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. Family members and President Jacob Zuma have visited Mandela in the hospital today. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 27: Some of former South African President Nelson Mandela's grand children and great-grandchildren collect flowers left by supporters outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection on June 27, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to make an announcement to the country at noon today. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Prayers Are Said As Nelson Mandela Remains In a Critical Condition
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 27: Some of former South African President Nelson Mandela's grand children and great-grandchildren collect flowers left by supporters outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection on June 27, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to make an announcement to the country at noon today. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 27: Some of former South African President Nelson Mandela's grand children and great-grandchildren collect flowers left by supporters outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection on June 27, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to make an announcement to the country at noon today. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Prayers Are Said As Nelson Mandela Remains In a Critical Condition
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 27: Some of former South African President Nelson Mandela's grand children and great-grandchildren collect flowers left by supporters outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection on June 27, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to make an announcement to the country at noon today. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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