Nelson Mandela was given back to ordinary South Africans Thursday, who queued in their thousands from early morning to file past his open casket on a day of viewing reserved for the public. "My heart is so broken," said Anita Bodiba, 35, who arrived at the seat of government, the Union Buildings, at 4:30 am (0230 GMT) to join the long queue that had already formed. He is the one who united us here in South Africa -- white people, black people, Indian people," she said -- using the clan name by which the democracy icon is fondly known. On Wednesday, Mandela's distraught widow Graca Machel and other family members had been followed by presidents, royalty and other international figures in paying their last respects in the amphitheatre of the Union Buildings where the Nobel laureate lay in state.
The spider-like helicopter can whirr up straight into the sky, hover over cars and people, zoom in on a license plate and then take a close-up of a man's face in the crowd. If there is suspicious movement at Russia's Sochi Winter Olympic Games next year, surveillance drones positioned over stadiums, roads and railroads will be there transmitting the images live to Russian security services. The use of drones is part of a package of security measures that are severe even by standards of recent Olympics and remind many Russians of the draconian lockdown imposed for the 1980 Moscow Games in the Soviet Union. Authorities will record the Internet and phone connections of all visitors and traffic will be strictly controlled in a huge zone around Sochi.