Israeli servicemen carry the coffin of Ariel Sharon
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Ariel Sharon death: Israelis pay respects at parliament

Thousands of Israelis have filed past the body of ex-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who died on Saturday aged 85 after eight years in a coma.

Draped in a flag, his coffin lay in state outside the parliament building in Jerusalem.

A state funeral will take place on Monday before a military burial ceremony at his ranch near Sderot.

Jeremy Bowen reports.

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