Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US Vice President Joe Biden, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair
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Ariel Sharon death: Netanyahu, Blair and Biden pay tribute

Leading international figures have paid tribute to former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at a memorial service in Jerusalem.

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair described him as a "giant", while US Vice President Joe Biden hailed him as an "indomitable bulldozer".

Mr Sharon, regarded by many Israelis as a great statesmen but widely loathed in the Arab world, died on Saturday aged 85 following eight years in a coma.

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