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Qatar increases regional influence

10 September 2011 Last updated at 10:57 BST

Qatar is one of the smallest countries in the region, but it has played one of the biggest roles in the Arab Uprising this year.

By backing Libyan rebels in their fight to overthrow Colonel Gaddafi, it has put itself firmly on the political map.

But as Libya seeks to rebuild its economy, can Qatar play a part in its economic future too?

Katy Watson reports.