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November 20, 2014

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An Israeli man sits next to a painting of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon near his coffin at the Knesset plaza, in Jerusalem on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. 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, eight years after a stroke left him in a coma from which he never awoke. He was 85.

Oded Balilty / Associated Press

An Israeli man sits next to a painting of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon near his coffin at the Knesset plaza, in Jerusalem on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. 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, eight years after a stroke left him in a coma from which he never awoke. He was 85.