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Protesters demonstrate outside the prime minister's office in Amman late on June 2, as security forces stand on alert. Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Jordan's Prime Minister Resigns Amid Protests Against Austerity

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Jerash is famous for its well-preserved Greco-Roman columns, seen here on the ancient Jordanian city's main street. Nasser Nasser/AP hide caption

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Scientists Use Lasers To Map An Ancient City In Jordan

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Activists protest in front of Jordan's parliament in Amman on Tuesday, as legislators voted to repeal a provision that allows a rapist to escape punishment if he marries his victim. The banner in the middle reads, "Article 308 is a disgrace in the Jordanian justice system." The banner on the left says "Article 308 does not protect honor, it protects the culprit." Reem Saad/AP hide caption

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Jordanian judges preside over the trial on Monday of Marik al-Tuwayha, charged with the murder of three American military trainers. The military court in Amman found Tuwayha guilty of shooting the trainers as they waited to enter the King Faisal base at Al-Jafr in southern Jordan in November 2016. Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Maamoul, a shortbread cookie stuffed with date paste or chopped walnuts or pistachios and dusted with powdered sugar, is the perfect reward after a month of fasting during Ramadan and Lent. These cookies are waiting to be baked. Amy E. Robertson for NPR hide caption

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A tribal leader from the Rukban camp tries to get help for children from Raqaa who were separated from their parents, who were allowed into Jordan two years ago after their father became ill. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Along Syria-Jordan Border, Refugees Struggle At A Camp Aid Workers Can't Visit

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Yahya Abu Romman stands outside his family's home in downtown Amman. The 22-year-old was deported from the U.S. after landing in Chicago at the end of January with a valid visa. He says border officers questioned why he holds a Jordanian passport when he was born in Syria. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Deported With A Valid U.S. Visa, Jordanian Says Message Is 'You're Not Welcome'

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Supporters attend a gathering for Jordan's National Alliance for Reform, a political bloc including the Muslim Brotherhood, in Amman's Sweileh District last September. "In a lot of countries, we are in partnership with governments and parliament," says a brotherhood spokesman in Amman. Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Muslim Brotherhood, Mainstream In Many Countries, May Be Listed As Terrorist Group

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A caretaker examines a bear named Balou to be sure he's fully sedated before he's moved from a center near Amman, Jordan, to the al-Ma'wa wildlife reserve in northern Jordan on Oct. 2. The bear and other animals were released into the reserve run by the Princess Alia Foundation. The animals were rescued from abusive conditions. Thomas Hartwell/AP hide caption

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Abused Animals Find Refuge In A New Sanctuary In Jordan

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Jordanian anti-terrorism units pass in front of the intelligence services office at the Baqaa refugee camp north of Amman following Monday's terrorist attack. Jordan Pix/Getty Images hide caption

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Safi al-Kasasbeh and his wife Isaaf are the parents of Moath al-Kasasbeh, the Jordanian air force pilot who was captured by the Islamic State in Syria and later killed by the group. Alice Fordham / NPR hide caption

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In Jordan, A Family And A Country Feel The Loss Of A Pilot

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