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    Israel's Sephardic holy leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef dies...

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    The religious scholar and spiritual leader of Israel's Sephardic Jews, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef,has died at the age of 93.

    He founded the ultra-Orthodox Shas party and was a powerful force in the country's politics.

    Yosef was born in Iraq and came to Jerusalem at the age of four. He was ordained as a rabbi when he was 20.

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