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Sheikh Khalifa Dies At 73: Cause Of Death And Much More

According to state media, President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan died on Friday at the age of 73. 

The reason for death was not revealed right away. 

He had been sick for a long time and was rarely seen in public. 

The bearded Sheikh Khalifa cut a feeble figure in his rare public appearances. 

At the same time, his son Mohammed bin Zayed hosted international leaders and oversaw diplomatic ventures overseas. 

With the help of its oil resources, the UAE has grown from a desert outpost to a thriving state in its short history.

When Dubai was rocked by the global financial crisis in 2009, 

he came to its aid, giving a multibillion-dollar lifeline to the debt-ridden city. 

The ten-million-strong country has joined military operations in Libya and Yemen, 

breaking with much of the Arab world to form connections with Israel.

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