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AP Photos: Ariel Sharon from soldier to statesman
FILE - In this Tuesday Aug. 10, 2004 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon visits the southern Israeli Bedouin town of Rahat. Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The 85-year-old Sharon had been in a coma since a debilitating stroke eight years ago. (AP Photo/Heidi Levine, Pool, File)

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