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Sultan's 50th year in power

Brunei's ruler marked 50 years in power yesterday, with celebrations that included a procession through the capital on a gilded chariot. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, 71, is now the world's second-longest reigning monarch. Dressed in gold brocade, the sultan entered Bandar Seri Begawan with Queen Saleha and their children on a carriage pulled by 50 members of the royal household, reported Reuters.

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