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A Push by the Crowd
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
17 Nov 2012

Just before 2 p.m., the crowd of more than 10,000 people pushed against the line of riot police at Husseini Mosque after Friday prayer in downtown Amman, Jordan on November 16. Demonstrators called for reform and the fall of King Abdullah II. Insulting the King or calling for an end to his rule is a crime punishable by jail in Jordan.

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After The Protest
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
16 Nov 2012

After a protest of a few hundred people in Al-Nuzha Circle in Hussein Camp — an area that was originally a Palestinian refugee camp — the unrest moved up to Al-Nuzha Police Station on Jordan Street at about 10:30 p.m. on November 16, where rocks were launched at the building and the people in front of it, including regime loyalists who were in cars in front of the police station, by around 200 people from different surrounding areas. Police retaliated by firing warning shots with live ammunition. Riot police showed up minutes later with two vehicles to shore up the area, before going into the protest at the end of the street to disperse the crowd with tear gas.

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Long Live Jordan
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
16 Nov 2012

A young man waves the Jordanian flag from a car in a line of dozens on November 16. The cars, decorated with Jordanian flags, as well as photos of King Abdullah II, his father and son, were driven by loyalists to the King. The cars blared music, beeped their horns and chanted pro-Abdullah slogans as they created a gridlock in a busy traffic circle in the Hussein neighborhood in Amman, Jordan.

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We Love King Abdullah
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
16 Nov 2012

Taxis joined the line of a pro-regime car rally in Amman, Jordan on November 16 in the Hussein neighborhood. The men sang and celebrated the King Abdullah II during a time when there has been unprecedented public dissent against the King, with demonstrations throughout the country calling for an end to his reign.

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A Lingering Protest
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
16 Nov 2012

After the protest, where an estimated more than 10,000 people gathered at Husseini Mosque in downtown Amman, Jordan to call for reform and the fall of King Abdullah II, ended, another small group of regime loyalists chanted and waved photos of the King and his father, King Hussein, in the air on November 16.

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Line Up
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
16 Nov 2012

Riot police line up at the end of the protest where than an estimated 10,000 people gathered at Husseini Mosque in downtown Amman, Jordan to call for an end to King Abdullah II's reign. No serious clashes between police and protestors occurred on November 16.

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Loyalists on Friday
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
16 Nov 2012

The small crowd of regime loyalists were outnumbered by the more than 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. While pro-reform demonstrators chanted "Freedom, freedom, down with King Abdullah," a crime punishable by three years in jail, those supportive of King Abdullah II replied, "Long live the King!"

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The view from the rooftops.
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
16 Nov 2012

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.

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A Crowd of Thousands
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
16 Nov 2012

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.

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Form a Line
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
16 Nov 2012

In order to keep the crowd of more than 10,000 that had gathered at Husseini Mosque in downtown Amman from erupting into chaos, men from the crowd joined hands in a line to keep angry protestors from clashing with the riot police behind them on November 16.

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Loyal to the King
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
16 Nov 2012

Police form a line to keep the small group of regime loyalists demonstrating on November 16 at the Husseini Mosque in downtown Amman, Jordan. A crowd estimated to be more than 10,000 chanted for reform and the end to King Abdullah's reign, a crime punishable by three years in prison.

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Long Live the King
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
16 Nov 2012

A small group of loyalists to King Abdullah II's regime also demonstrated at the 10,000-strong Friday protest in downtown Amman, Jordan on November 16, chanting slogans such as "Long live the King."

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Police Position
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
16 Nov 2012

Riot police talk as they arrange themselves in lines, acting as human barricades to hold the more than 10,000 demonstrators who gathered after Friday prayer on November 16, calling for government reform and an unprecedented display of public dissent against the King, chanting slogans such as that he should "reform or leave."

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A Smile in a Crowd of Dissent
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
16 Nov 2012

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. The crowd was a mix of groups and ages, with Islamists, leftists and activists from youth movements numbering among them.

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Calling for Peace and Strikes.
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
16 Nov 2012

More than an estimated 10,000 people gathered at Husseini Mosque in downtown Amman, Jordan, calling for reform and the fall of King Abdullah II. Two men hold signs calling for peace and a general strike on Friday.

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Police Stand Strong
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
16 Nov 2012

Hundreds of riot police numbered among the estimated 10,000 people gathered at Husseini Mosque in downtown Amman, Jordan, calling for reform and the fall of King Abdullah II. There were no serious clashes between demonstrators and police.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (2 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

A girl covers her ears as the prayer blares from loudspeakers for Eid al-Adha on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (8 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (9 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (10 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (11 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (12 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (13 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (14 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (15 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (16 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (17 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (18 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (19 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Women chant together on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 men, women and children protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (20 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

A young girl gives the victory sign on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 men, women and children protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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No Repair
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
22 Sep 2012

There will be no fixing of Jordan under the current circumstances, say the protesters, with a sign that reads, "No repair under the grip of security!"