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In US, parallels seen between Mandela and Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King III (right), his sister Bernice and the Rev. Al Sharpton on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel on April 4, 2008 at 6:01pm, the moment when Martin Luther King Jr. was shot there 40 years earlierStanding on the balcony outside Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on a clear and cool November day in 2000, Nelson Mandela couldn't help but weep. It was at that very spot where Martin Luther King was cut down by a sniper's bullet 32 years earlier, cutting short the life of the US civil rights crusader who had been such an inspiration to him.