Thousands pay last respects to Sharon at Knesset

Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's body lay in state on Sunday outside the Knesset in Jerusalem, where thousands waited to bid farewell to the maverick warrior-statesman who reshaped the Middle East.


Sharon died at the age of 85 on Saturday after eight years in a coma caused by a stroke he suffered at the pinnacle of his political power. He will be buried on Monday in a military funeral on his farm in the south. (Reuters)