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.

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)