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A decade in power: Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani marked his tenth anniversary as ruler on 25 June. He took over aged 33, after his father (now ‘father emir’) Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani chose to step down voluntarily – if under international pressure over his foreign policy – telling Qataris it was time for a new generation to take over.
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