Mideast Qatar New Emir

June 25, 2013 - 12:36 PM
FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, file photo, Qatar's crown prince, Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, attends the AFC Asian Cup final soccer match between Japan and Australia in Doha, Qatar. Qatar's 61-year-old emir, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, said Tuesday, June 25, 2013, he has transferred power to the 33-year-old crown prince in an anticipated move that puts a new generation in charge of the Gulf nation's vast energy wealth and rising political influence. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)