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The ruler of the richest country in the world steps down

 

In a carefully crafted transition, the Emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, has handed over power to his 33-year-old son. But as Lindsey Hilsum of Britain’s Channel 4 News reports, the new ruler may face a tough job in keeping the tiny Gulf nation at the forefront of regional influence.

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