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  • I`m Carl Azuz. Welcome to CNN STUDENT NEWS.

  • It`s a new week. It`s our last week of 2013, and it starts with Nelson Mandela.

  • The former South African leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner died on December, 5th.

  • When that happened, the country`s current president declared ten days of national mourning.

  • South Africa held a memorial service. Mandela`s body lay in state for three days, and finally, a funeral and burial in the village where Mandela grew up.

  • On the hills, overlooking Mandela`s childhood home and burial sight, a truly unique moment.

  • Zulus and traditional warrior (inaudible) drove seven hours to bid farewell to the hero that transformed that nation.

  • Chants and dances reserved for a chief.

  • (inaudible) Madiba is a chief. (inaudible) you must do it as our country.

  • This is really quite incredible. It`s almost surreal.

  • Traditional Zulu song and chants, the audio of that blending with the marching band that we can hear from the speakers in front of the screen as Mandela`s coffin is being moved towards its final resting place.

  • The people gathered somber, silent as they watched.

  • Some choosing to stand alone.

  • And with the final gun salute, the reality that Mandela`s gone, for some overwhelming.

  • Beauty Mkuna traveled 12 hours to be here.

  • Well, upset to know people where at least even if he was no longer in public whatever,

  • but at least we were happy that he was still alive.

  • Others emotional, but glad he can finally rest in peace.

  • And among all, a profound sense of gratitude for all Mandela sacrificed and stood for.

  • It means that there is no more. He is gone for good.

  • We don`t know whether South Africa will be the same like it was yesterday.

  • Mandela`s finally returned home.

  • The country united as it says good-bye.

  • And now it must leave up to (inaudible) his legacy.

  • Arwa Damon, CNN, Qunu, South Africa.

  • We`ve also been talking recently about political protest in Ukraine.

  • Some people in the country think Ukraine should be more relined with Russia,

  • other think it should have closer ties to the European Union.

  • Most of the recent protests have been from people on the pro- European Union side.

  • They`ve been calling for changes in their government. And yesterday, they heard some support from an American lawmaker.

  • We`re here to support your just cause.

  • A sovereign live of Ukraine to determine its only destiny freely and independently.

  • To all of Ukrainians, America stands with you.

  • The other side is out on the streets, too. This rally is to keep the country closer to Russia.

  • Nick Paton Walsh talked with some of the protesters about why they don`t want to be connected to the European Union.

  • If we have closer ties to the European Union, this woman says, our factories in the east will be closed. We`ll be penniless.

  • This all started when Ukraine`s president refused to make a trade agreement with the European Union.

  • Last week, he said he would sign the deal. Now, the E.U. says the deal is on hold because they don`t believe Ukraine`s president is showing a clear commitment.

  • It`s time for the "Shoutout." What country`s flag is this?

  • If you think you know it, then shout it out! Is it the flag of Turkey, Vietnam, Cuba or China? You`ve got three seconds, go!

  • China`s red flag features one large yellow star and four smaller yellow stars.

  • And this one is on the Moon. That`s your answer and that`s your shoutout.

  • It`s on the Moon because that thing that`s attached to in the picture is a lunar rover.

  • It`s called the Jade Rabbit, it has six wheels, four cameras, two legs and as it digs around on the Moon,

  • China`s hoping it will help the country make more of a name for itself. In space, and on earth.

  • China`s Jade Rabbit, lunar rover is now exploring the Moon.

  • This vehicle detached itself from the larger Chang E-3 Lunar probe in the early hours of Sunday, Beijing time.

  • Now, the probe itself made an historic soft, unmanned landing on the Moon, Saturday night, Beijing time.

  • And it now puts China as the third country to accomplish this technological fit coming after the U.S. and Russia.

  • It landed on the Moon ...

  • Chang E-3 is on the Moon.

  • And we saw scenes of scientists from China`s Space Agency celebrating, embracing each other at the moment that that Lunar probe made its successful landing on the Moon.

  • Now, one of the missions of this Lunar probe, which is partially solar power.

  • It`s the six-wheeled vehicle weighing about 150 kilograms, one of its missions is to explore a part of the Moon known as the Sinus Iridium, or the Bay of Rainbows.

  • It` also tasked with looking beneath the surface of the Moon using ground penetrating radar.

  • In part, to search for possible valuable mineral deposits.

  • Now, some experts tell CNN that they think the Chinese may be looking at the possibility, a future prospecting and mining missions to the Moon.

  • The Chinese acknowledge that their space program is decades behind the U.S. and Russia, for example,

  • but this does seem to be a part of a much bigger strategy that also involves establishing China`s own global positioning system of satellites around the Earth and also building its own manned space station.

  • And that`s very significant.

  • Because if everything goes according to plan, when the international space station is decommissioned in 2020,

  • in the subsequent decade, it will be the Chinese that will have the only manned space station orbiting around the Earth.

  • Ivan Watson, CNN, Beijing.

  • An incredible story out of Austin, Texas.

  • Elmer Hill and Richard Overton never met before last Friday, but 70 years ago, they were on the same battlefield in World War II.

  • Both men are 107 years old, the oldest known living American veterans of that war.

  • Hill and Overton say that shared experience left them with a lot to talk about, even if it`s sometimes hard to say.

  • Something in that (inaudible) what you would do, you would never forget, but you don`t want to tell it.

  • That`s your (inaudible). You just start - you still (inaudible) to tell. You can`t tell it all.

  • We hear from a lot of you, wild cats out there, and today`s "Roll Call" is full of them.

  • First up, we are heading to Ocallo (ph) Florida, for the wild cats from Forest High.

  • Then it`s over to Oklahoma, and the Piedmont High School wild cats.

  • And California`s are last stop on this wild cats journey. The Brawley Union High School wild cats close out today` roll.

  • Before the city of La Jolla, California had its annual Christmas parade last week, one group was fighting to change the tradition.

  • Not the fact that there is the parade, but the fact that it`s called a Christmas parade.

  • Howard Singer says the name and the presence of Santa Claus give it religious undertones that he wants removed.

  • We would like it to be changed to something like, the La Hoya community parade, or the La Hoya festival, and that`s with ALL at the end, so all are welcome.

  • The event`s cheerwoman, Ann Kerr Bacher says the parade is inclusive. And that most of La Hoya wants to keep it and the Christmas title just as they are.

  • We have people of all religions in it. We do not exclude anybody.

  • We`ve had Muslim webmasters, Islamic floatwinners, Jewish marshals. But we don`t ask what your religion is. It`s a community event, it`s a U.S. government holiday since 1870.

  • The Christmas Parade was held as scheduled and titled.

  • The man fighting it says he`ll try again next year to get the name changed.

  • What do you think? It`s what we are discussing today on our blog at cnnstudentnews.com.

  • If you are at least 13, give us your opinion of the La Hoya Christmas Parade debate.

  • And if you`re already on Facebook, you can comment at Facebook.com/cnnstudentnews.

  • In southern California, you don`t see snow or ice too often.

  • So, an igloo sighting is even more rare.

  • Of course, this one isn`t made out of blocks of snow or ice.

  • It`s made out of milk jugs. 1700 milk jugs.

  • The people who built it, collected their empty jug and asked friends and family to do the same thing.

  • They say they still need around 150 more to make that archway for the front.

  • Of course, you know, how they kept all those milk jugs in place. They are all iglooed together.

  • Still 1700 containers is a lot to juggle, but if it works out, the builders will be dairy happy.

  • I`m Carl Azuz. Enjoy the rest of your Monday.

  • It`s going to put today`s show on ice.

  • I`m Carl Azuz. Enjoy the rest of your Monday.

I`m Carl Azuz. Welcome to CNN STUDENT NEWS.

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