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People gather in the streets to mark the second anniversary of the revolution during the weekly protests held every Friday in Aleppo, Syria. The revolution is in its second year and does not seem to have an end in sight, with March being its bloodiest month yet.
Riot police stood in lines separating the more than an estimated 10,000 people gathered at Husseini Mosque after Friday prayer in downtown Amman, Jordan, from the small group of regime loyalists. Demonstrators called for reform and the fall of King Abdullah II, an unprecedented public display of dissent that is punishable by jail.
More than an estimated 10,000 people gathered at Husseini Mosque after Friday prayer in downtown Amman, Jordan, calling for reform and the fall of King Abdullah II on November 16. "Freedom, freedom, down with King Abdullah," they chanted, an unprecedented display of dissent that is punishable by jail.
Jordan police watch the demonstrators from above the street in downtown Amman.
A protester calls for the release of activists who were arrested three weeks ago, holding a sign that reads, "No political arrests!" "Freedom!"
A demonstrator holds a sign mocking Jordan's Prime Minister Fayez al-Tarawneh: "Tarawneh: Raises prices. One Vote. Arrests. Media law."
Police link arms ahead of the protest marchers. Jordan Police came out in large numbers — at least 200 strong — to ensure the demonstration stayed peaceful. Nonetheless, a few scuffles broke out.
Friday's pro-reform demonstration, which drew about 300 protestors, was largely peaceful save for a few minor scuffles that broke out with pro-government supporters
A reform protestor is held by police after a tussle broke out up a side street after the demonstration had ended.