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  • Ariel Sharon through the Years

    Ariel Sharon holds a Sten gun as a young commander in the Alexandroni Brigade of the fledging Israeli army during the War of Independence in 1948.
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    Israeli army officer Ariel Sharon addresses his troops of the famous Unit 101, before their attack on the Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip, August 30, 1955, in their base in Israel.
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    Israeli army's Southern Command General Ariel Sharon, C, arrives by helicopter with Generals Haim Bar-Lev, L, and Yishayahu Gavish, R, at an army base just days before the June 5 start of the Six-Day War, June 1, 1967, in the Negev Desert, in southern Israel.
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    In this handout photo from the GPO, Shimon Peres with Ariel Sharon at his side, watches as mayor Rushad A'Shava cut the ribbon opening of the new pier at the Palestinian port, some 4 1/2 years after the 1967 Six-Day War, January 13, 1972, in Gaza City in the Gaza Strip.
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    Picture taken in January 1974 on the right bank of the Suez Canal of Israeli general Ariel Sharon a few days before leaving the army to become a right-wing politician.
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    Ariel Sharon and his wife Lily, November 22, 1976.
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    From left, Jerusalem's Mayor Ehud Olmert, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Governor George Pataki, New York Mayor-elect Michael Bloomberg and Mort Zuckerman, shake hands in Jerusalem, December 2001, during a solidarity visit.
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    Israeli Prime Minister-elect Ariel Sharon places his hand on the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, Feb. 7, 2001, in the Old City of Jerusalem.
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    Ariel Sharon walks past the "Wall of Names" during a memorial ceremony at the Israeli army's Armored Corps' Memorial, Oct. 3, 2002, in Latrun, Israel.
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    Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, left, shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon while U.S. President George W. Bush looks, June 4, 2003, at the Jordanian Royal Palace in Aqaba, Jordan. Jordan's King Abdullah hosted a Middle East peace summit meeting between the leaders.
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    Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, left, shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon while George W. Bush looks on, June 4, 2003, at the Jordanian Royal Palace in Aqaba, Jordan.
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    Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon leans over housing plans as he meets with contractors who are building temporary housing for settlers due to be evacuated from the Gaza Strip under his disengagement plan, July 5, 2005, at the Nitzanim construction site in southern Israel.
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