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.