The Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif (C), attends the funeral of the late Saudi King, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 23 January 2015. Saudi King Abdullah died in the early hours of 23 January, aged 90, after ruling since 2005 though he had been defacto ruler since 1995 when the then King Fahd, his half brother, suffered a stroke, he is succeeded by his half brother, 79 year old King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud.

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His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, arrives to offer condolences following the death of Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz in Riyadh on January 24, 2015.

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Mourners gather around the grave of Saudi King Abdullah following his burial in Riyadh January 23, 2015.  Saudi King Salman pledged on Friday to maintain existing energy and foreign policies then quickly moved to appoint younger men as his heirs, settling the succession for years to come by naming a deputy crown prince from his dynasty's next generation.  King Abdullah, who died early on Friday after a short illness, was buried in an unmarked grave in keeping with local religious traditions.

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An image grab taken from Saudi state TV on January 23, 2015 shows Saudi Arabia's new King Salman in his first public address, in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

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