File - In this Dec. 5, 2002 file photo, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef sits surrounded by members of his staff during a rally of his Ultra-Orthodox Shas party in Jerusalem. Rabbi Ovadia, the religious scholar and... more 
File - In this Dec. 5, 2002 file photo, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef sits surrounded by members of his staff during a rally of his Ultra-Orthodox Shas party in Jerusalem. Rabbi Ovadia, the religious scholar and spiritual leader of Israel's Sephardic Jews who transformed his downtrodden community of immigrants from North Africa and Arab nations and their descendants into a powerful force in Israeli politics, has died. He was 93.(AP Photo/Enric Marti, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Enric Marti, File
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