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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia dead at 90
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, the powerful U.S. ally who joined Washington's fight against Al Qaeda and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom has died at 90.

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

June 3, 2009: King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, right, speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama, during arrival ceremonies at the Royal Terminal of King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP)

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Nov. 6, 2007: Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah (L) is greeted by Pope Benedict XVI on his arrival for their meeting at the Vatican. (Reuters)

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Oct. 30, 2007: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, stands next to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia as Britain's Prince Charles looks on during the ceremonial welcome for Abdullah in London. (AP)

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

March 11, 2009: Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah (R) speaks with Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at Riyadh airport. (Reuters)

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Jan. 13, 2008: France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) is welcomed by King Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud at Riyadh airport. (Reuters)

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia dead at 90

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, the powerful U.S. ally who joined Washington's fight against Al Qaeda and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom has died at 90.

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