US President Barack Obama arrived in South Africa on Friday to pay homage to his hero Nelson Mandela, who was said to be showing "great improvement" in hospital.
A portrait of US President Barack Obama is seen amoung flowers and notes left for South African President Nelson Mandela in front of the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria on June 28, 2013. US President Barack Obama flew to South Africa Friday hoping to pay homage to the legacy of his critically ill hero Nelson Mandela, who is fighting for his life in hospital.
Mandela's strengthening health after several difficult days raised the possibility of a meeting between the two men, who shattered racial boundaries on either side of the Atlantic.
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