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Funeral for Ariel Sharon in Israel (18 images)

Photos from the funeral and memorial service for former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in Israel on January 13, 2014.
Israeli army officers carry the coffin of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon during his funeral near Sycamore Farm, Sharon's residence in southern Israel, January 13, 2014. Israel buried Sharon at his family farm on Monday, celebrating the military achievements of a man seen as a war hero at home but as a war criminal by many in the Arab world. Sharon, 85, died on Saturday after spending the last eight years of his life motionless in a hospital bed, pitched into a coma by a stroke and far from the public gaze. UPI/Baz Ratner/Pool
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R-L: Yuli Edelstein, Speaker of Israel's parliament, Israel's President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden attend the funeral of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon near Sycamore Farm, Sharon's residence in southern Israel, January 13, 2014. Israel buried Sharon at his family farm on Monday, celebrating the military achievements of a man seen as a war hero at home but as a war criminal by many in the Arab world. Sharon, 85, died on Saturday after spending the last eight years of his life motionless in a hospital bed, pitched into a coma by a stroke and far from the public gaze. UPI/Baz Ratner/Pool
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An Israeli soldier salutes in front of the sons of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Gilad (L) and Omri (R), during their father's funeral near Sycamore Farm, Sharon's residence in southern Israel, January 13, 2014. Israel buried Sharon at his family farm on Monday, celebrating the military achievements of a man seen as a war hero at home but as a war criminal by many in the Arab world. Sharon, 85, died on Saturday after spending the last eight years of his life motionless in a hospital bed, pitched into a coma by a stroke and far from the public gaze. UPI/Baz Ratner/Pool
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Israeli soldiers hold their weapons during the funeral of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon near Sycamore Farm, Sharon's residence in southern Israel, January 13, 2014. Israel buried Sharon at his family farm on Monday, celebrating the military achievements of a man seen as a war hero at home but as a war criminal by many in the Arab world. Sharon, 85, died on Saturday after spending the last eight years of his life motionless in a hospital bed, pitched into a coma by a stroke and far from the public gaze. UPI/Baz Ratner/Pool
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lays a wreath during the funeral of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon near Sycamore Farm, Sharon's residence in southern Israel, January 13, 2014. Israel buried Sharon at his family farm on Monday, celebrating the military achievements of a man seen as a war hero at home but as a war criminal by many in the Arab world. Sharon, 85, died on Saturday after spending the last eight years of his life motionless in a hospital bed, pitched into a coma by a stroke and far from the public gaze. UPI/Baz Ratner/Pool
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Israelis stand around the grave of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon after his funeral near Sycamore Farm, Sharon's residence in southern Israel, January 13, 2014. Israel buried Sharon at his family farm on Monday, celebrating the military achievements of a man seen as a war hero at home but as a war criminal by many in the Arab world. Sharon, 85, died on Saturday after spending the last eight years of his life motionless in a hospital bed, pitched into a coma by a stroke and far from the public gaze. UPI/Baz Ratner/Pool
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Israel's President Shimon Peres lays flowers on the grave of Lili Sharon during the funeral of her husband, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, near Sycamore Farm, Sharon's residence in southern Israel, January 13, 2014. Israel buried Sharon at his family farm on Monday, celebrating the military achievements of a man seen as a war hero at home but as a war criminal by many in the Arab world. Sharon, 85, died on Saturday after spending the last eight years of his life motionless in a hospital bed, pitched into a coma by a stroke and far from the public gaze. UPI/Baz Ratner/Pool
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