Qatari emir Sheikh Hamad who has handed power to his son Tamim
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Qatari emir Sheikh Hamad hands power to son Tamim

25 June 2013 Last updated at 14:31 BST

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, has handed over power to his son, the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

In a speech broadcast on Qatari television, he said it was time for a new generation to take over.

Aleem Maqbool reports from Doha.