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Sculpture of comatose Ariel Sharon goes on display in Israel

19 October 2010 Last updated at 11:08 BST

A sculpture of former Israeli leader Ariel Sharon has gone on display at an art exhibition in Tel Aviv.

Israeli artist Noam Braslavsky created a life-size sculpture of the comatose Sharon - in which he can also be seen and heard breathing.

Raanan Gissin, a former advisor and friend of Sharon, said that he did not want to remember the former prime minister as comatose but as the active figure he once was.