Israeli Major General in the reserves Ariel Sharon is seen during the 1967 Middle East War in this handout file picture released by Israel's Defence Ministry. Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli general ... more 
Israeli Major General in the reserves Ariel Sharon is seen during the 1967 Middle East War in this handout file picture released by Israel's Defence Ministry. Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli general and prime minister who was in a coma for eight years after he had a stroke at the height of his power, died on Saturday aged 85, Israeli Army Radio said, quoting a relative of his family. REUTERS/Israel's Defence Ministry/Handout/Files (ISRAEL - Tags: CONFLICT PROFILE MILITARY OBITUARY) ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS less 
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