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SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Qunu, South Africa - 15 December 2013 1. Wide of funeral ceremony, Nelson Mandela's coffin draped in South African flag in centre 2. Close of Graca Machel, Mandela's third wife 3. Wide of podium, huge portrait of Mandela in background 4. Close of Mandela's former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela 5. Top shot of coffin on animal skin 6. Wide of portrait of Mandela 7. South African President Jacob Zuma, seated in between Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (left) and Graca Machel (right), Zuma's wife seated next to Graca; zoom out to Zuma and wife standing for national anthem 8. Pan of orchestra 9. Close of attendees singing national anthem 10. Wide of attendees singing national anthem 11. Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela wearing tribal headband 12. Portrait of Mandela smiling 13. Close of candle STORYLINE: Several thousand guests gathered on Sunday in a huge tent at the family compound of Nelson Mandela to attend the funeral ceremony for the anti-apartheid leader. Guests included Britain's Prince Charles, entrepreneur Richard Branson and US broadcaster and actress Oprah Winfrey. Mandela's portrait looked over the assembly in the white marquee from behind a bank of 95 candles representing each year of his remarkable life. His casket, draped in the national flag, was placed on a carpet of animal skins below a lectern where speakers delivered eulogies. Mandela's widow, Graca Machel, and his second wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, were dressed in black and sat on either side of the South African president, Jacob Zuma. After the funeral ceremony, a smaller group of guests was to attend Mandela's burial at a family grave site on the estate in Qunu, a rural village in Eastern Cape province. The burial will end 10 days of mourning ceremonies that included a massive stadium memorial in Johannesburg and three days during which Mandela's body lay in state in the capital, Pretoria. Mandela spent 27 years in jail as a prisoner of apartheid, then emerged to lead a delicate transition to democracy when many South Africans feared that the country would sink into all-out racial conflict. He became president in the first all-race elections in 1994. While South Africa faces many problems, including crime, unemployment and economic inequality, Mandela is seen by many compatriots as the father of their nation and around the world as an example of the healing power of reconciliation. Mandela died on December 5 at the age of 95 after a long illness.