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Skyscrapers tower along the Corniche in the Qatari capital Doha, on... News PhotoArchitecture,City,Corniche,Doha,Horizontal,Middle East,Persian Gulf Countries,Politics,Qatar,Skyscraper,TowerPhotographer Collection: AFP 2014 AFPSkyscrapers tower along the Corniche in the Qatari capital Doha, on September 22, 2013. Three months after a new emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, stepped in, Qatar's political clout has shrunk following the ouster of Egypt's Islamist president and with Riyadh emerging as the Syrian opposition's main backer, analysts say. Thani, the youngest Arab head of state, succeeded his father Sheikh Hamad who abdicated on June 25. AFP PHOTO / AL-WATAN DOHA / KARIM JAAFAR == QATAR OUT = (Photo credit should read KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images)