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Six degrees: President Sheikh Khalifa to Justine Henin

January 7th, 2010
03:45 PM ET

It’s now time to lay down our weekly six degrees challenge where we ask you to connect two people in the news in six short steps.

There’s no correct answer, we’re just looking for the most creative connection that you can make.

Can you connect President Sheikh Khalifa to Justine Henin.

Can you connect President Sheikh Khalifa to Justine Henin.

This week we’re asking you to link up President Sheikh Khalifa of the United Arab Emirates and tennis player Justine Henin.

Here’s how to play. You need to come up with five other people between the president and the championship winning tennis player.

Submit your unique answers below and we’ll pick the most imaginative answer. We’ll announce the winner on Friday’s show.

Make sure you visit the Connect the World Web pages – www.cnn.com/connect – to find out the latest news on our Connectors and watch highlights from previous editions.

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  1. adrian

    Hi, very NICE SHOW YOU HAVE...
    enjoy watching it.

    BUT WHY????...the lady reporter (that had a interview with James Earl Jones) ...is RUBBING HER HANDS ...ALL THE TIME?, scraching her face?...appearing SOOOO Nervous...agitated...

    Is it natural like that?...a statement?...or maybe she is new to the network?

    interesting

    regards,
    adrian,
    PS GREAT SHOW!! KEEP ON

    January 7, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Reply
  2. Jeff B

    President Sheikh Khalifa of the United Arab Emirates
    George Weah played for Al-Jazira in UAE
    George Weah also played for manchester city in england
    Manchester city is the currently club of Vincent Kompany
    Vincent Kompany is a Belgian international footballer
    Justine Henin is also from Belgium

    🙂 gotta love the football connection

    January 8, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Reply
  3. James A

    1 – President Sheikh Khalifa knows Mohammed Al Fayed

    2 – Mohammed Al Fayed knew Brittany Murphy as they launched the London department store Harrods Summer Sale in Knightsbridge in 2005

    3 – Brittany Murphy knew Britney Spears – Murphy purchase her house in the Hollywood Hills from Spears

    4 – Britney Spears and Mandy Moore were both nominated and attended the 2002 MTV Movie Awards for ‘Breakthrough Female’

    5 – Mandy Moore dated Andy Roddick

    6 – Andy Roddick knows Justine Henin – they are both playing in the same Brisbane, Australia tournament this week

    January 8, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Reply
  4. RJ

    If you understood another culture, you would understand that this is very disrespesctul – unless you had prior permission from Shaikh Khalifa.

    January 8, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Reply
  5. ELIAS B SAYAH

    HH CHEICK KHALIFA IS A GREAT RULER WHO MASTER MIND THE BUILDING OF HIS COUNTRY.HIS ECONOMIC THEORY IS UNIQUE WHICH IS SHARE THE WEALTH OF THE UAE AMONG ITS NATIONAL.
    EVERY ONE IN THE UAE IS PROUD TO BE IN A SAFE TRANPARENT SYSTEM.
    GOD BLESS HH CHEICK KHALIFA AND HIS BROTHER HH CK MOHAMED.I LIVED IN ABU DHABI FOR THE LAST FOURTY YEAR.IT THE PROSPER HAND OF CK KHALIFA WHO TRANSFERRED THE DESSERT INTO A GREE HEAVEN.

    January 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Reply
  6. diz

    and if you had any respect RJ, you'd spell a persons name correctly.

    January 8, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Reply
  7. ELIAS B SAYAH

    please correct my spelling of Sheick
    thank you also add it is the prosper

    January 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Reply
  8. Phillie Hall

    Mr Elias B Sayah, it was actually Sheikh Khalifa's father, the late Sheikh Zayed, who transformed the UAE, particularly Abu Dhabi, into what it is today, as I'm sure you are really aware since you have lived in the UAE for the past 40 years (I have only achieved 18 myself).

    RJ, may I respectfully suggest you get over yourself?

    Jeff B and and particularly James A: great answers!!

    January 8, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Reply
  9. crystal

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    January 8, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Reply
  10. Ronnie Presillas

    – H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the President of the United Arab Emirates and his Vice President & Prime Minister is H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

    – H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is, at the same time, the Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai. One of his uncles is H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

    – H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum is the President of the Dubai Department of Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports. In 2009, he attended the 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner of the Dubai Duty Free where he presented Mr. Colm McLoughlin with a Certificate of Appreciation.

    – Mr. Colm McLoughlin is the Managing Director of Dubai Duty Free that organizes the Barcalys Dubai Tennis Championships together with Ms. Stacey Allaster.

    – Ms. Stacey Allaster is the Chairman and CEO of the Sony Ericsson Women's Tennis Association Tour in which former world no. 1 Monica Seles used to be one of its top players.

    – Monica Seles was defeated by Justine Henin in the final of the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships in 2003.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Reply
  11. Zeeshan

    Ronnie is straight on! you beat me to it.

    January 13, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Reply
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