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Prominent Egyptian religious leader dies in Saudi - TV

Head of Egypt's Al Azhar Sheikh Mohamed Sayed Tantawi dies on a visit to Saudi Arabia.

Prominent Egyptian religious leader dies in Saudi - TV
RELIGIOUS SEAT: Al Azhar is one of the most prominent seats of Sunni Islamic learning in the Muslim world. (Getty Images)

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. (Reuters)

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