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Israelis mourn former PM Ariel Sharon

12 January 2014 Last updated at 08:42 GMT

Israelis are beginning a period of mourning for ex-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has died at 85 of heart failure after eight years in a coma.

His body will lie in state on Sunday before a private burial on Monday.

Alpa Patel reports.

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