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Life and legacy of Ariel Sharon

11 January 2014 Last updated at 14:27 GMT

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85 after spending eight years in a coma following a stroke.

One of Israel's most formidable and controversial figures, Ariel Sharon loomed large over more than half a century of turbulent Israeli history.

Paul Adams looks back on his life and his legacy.

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