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Bill Gates and Nelson Mandela Shaking Hands

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09 Dec 1999, Seattle, Washington, USA — Former South African President Nelson Mandela (right) shakes hands with Microsoft CEO/Chairman Bill Gates during a discussion on global health at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Mandela thanked Gates for the millions of dollars Bill and Melinda Gates have donated to worldwide charities. Mandela is visiting Seattle with wife, Dr. Graca Machel, for three days to help raise awareness and funding for charities. — Image by © Anthony P. Bolante/Sygma/Corbis