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Head of Egypt's al-Azhar dies in Saudi Arabia: report

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Egyptian religious leader Sheikh Mohamed Sayed Tantawi, the head of al Azhar, has died on a visit to Saudi Arabia, Al Jazeera television reported on Wednesday, quoting its correspondent. Al-Azhar, one of the most prominent seats of Sunni Islamic learning in the Muslim world, has schools, universities and other educational institutions across Egypt.

Writing by Cynthia Johnston

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