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Published on 24 Jan 2015 | about 1 year ago

Saudi Arabia's newly enthroned King Salman led prayers for King Abdullah in Riyadh ahead of his burial this afternoon.

King Abdullah died early on Friday at the age of 90 after nearly two decades in power.

State television aired images of the prayers ahead of his burial, which also showed people paying respects to King Salman.

King Abdullah's body was shrouded in a simple beige cloth in line with Islamic tradition.

King Salman has promised to continue the policies of his predecessors.

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