Nelson Mandela said to be improving on 95th birthday ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page JANTILAL/AFP/Getty Images A boy from the Northlen Primary school in Durban completed a "Happy Birthday" message for former South African president Nelson Mandela. SIPHIWE SIBEKO A well-wisher posed near a banner with the image of former South African president Nelson Mandela outside the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital where he is being treated. Mark Lennihan/Associated Press An electronic billboard announced Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday in New York's Times Square. Jayanta Dey/Reuters Students held candles and a portrait of Nelson Mandela during the celebrations to mark Mandela's 95th birthday in India. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/Getty images Well-wishers celebrated Mandela's birthday outside the Medi Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. ERIC GAILLARD/Reuters A pack of riders stood behind a portrait of Nelson Mandela before the start of the 18th stage of the Tour de France. Jerome Delay/Associated PRess Candles were lit on a birthday cake outside Mandela's home in Johannesburg, South Africa. AFP/Getty Images A balloon with a portrait of the former South African leader floated above heads of well-wishers outside the hospital. Mandela is said to be improving. AFP/Getty Images A man laid flowers for Mandela outside the hospital where he was being treated in Pretoria. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images Members of the South African Army band marched outside the hospital to wish a happy birthday to the former South African president.