photos

Desmond Tutu

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton welcomes Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who was honored at the Starkey Hearing Foundation's "So the World May Hear" Awards Gala in St. Paul, Minnesota. The foundation is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and gives away more than 100,000 hearing aids in the US and around the world annually.

AP/PTI

In this Oct. 29, 1998 photo Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu dance after Tutu handed over the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Pretoria. Tutu was the chairman of the commission that was created by Mandela's government to investigate apartheid atrocities. Nobel Peace Prize winner retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a longtime friend of Nelson Mandela and occasional critic of the current South African government, won't be attending Mandela's funeral because he didn't receive the credential to do so.

AP Photo/ Zoe Selsky

In this image from TV, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, centre, along with joint UN-Arab League Syria envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, right, and former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, left, arrives at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, ahead of a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela.

AP Photo/SABC Pool

Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu reacts during a press conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Tutu has announced that he is retiring from public life later this year when he turns 79, saying "the time has come to slow down" and spend more time with his family. After his birthday on Oct. 7, he said, he will limit his time in the office to one day per week until February 2011.

AP Photo