Photos: King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia dead at 90

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In a picture taken on October 30, 2007, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (Centre Foreground) reviews a Guard of Honour with Britain’s Prince Philip (Centre Background) in Horse Guards Parade in London, during a State visit. According to a royal court statement January 22, 2015, Saudi King Abdullah has died. AFP Photo/FIONA HANSON/POOL

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, has died at 90, according to the Associated Press, citing Saudi state TV reports. The king had ruled since he took office in 2005 as his country’s sixth king. He had been ill recently. The announcement came in statement read by a presenter on Saudi state TV, which said he died Friday and also aired video of worshippers at the Kaaba in Mecca.