JERUSALEM (AP) — There's a long line of Israelis waiting to pay respects to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon who died Saturday, eight years after suffering a stroke that left him in a coma. He was 85.

The casket lies in state at Israel's parliament building. A memorial is scheduled tomorrow including Israeli and world leaders. Afterward Sharon's body will be taken by military convey for burial at his ranch.

Sharon was one of Israel's most iconic and controversial figures.

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