Ariel Sharon, former Israeli PM, dies at 85

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FILE - In this March 7, 1984 file photo, an Israeli soldier keeps his finger on the trigger of his assault rifle while Former Defense Minister Ariel Sharon, right, stands on the bridge overlooking the Awali River, Israel's most northerly position in Sidon, Lebanon. Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The 85-year-old Sharon had been in a coma since a debilitating stroke eight years ago. (AP Photo/Max Nash, File)