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A Syrian protester holds the national flag Saturday during a vigil calling for President Bashar Assad to step down in front of Syrian embassy in Amman, Jordan. (Associated Press)

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A Syrian protester holds the national flag in front of the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, on Saturday, April 9, 2011, during a vigil calling for President Bashar Assad to step down. (AP Photo/Nader Daoud)

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Jordan's King Abdullah II, in an image made available by the Jordanian Royal Court, waves to crowds who throng the streets of Mazar Shamali, 80 miles north of Amman, to greet the monarch on Tuesday. The king appears to be almost universally popular in Jordan. (Associated Press)

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A Jordanian woman evacuated from Tripoli greets her family as she arrives in Queen Alia Airport near Amman, Jordan, on Monday. About 260 Jordanians evacuated from Tripoli arrived in Amman after deep cracks opened in Moammar Gadhafi's regime. (Associated Press)

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Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, center, welcomes Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, right, and King Hussein of Jordan during a surprise visit to Baghdad on March 19, 1985. (AP Photo/File)

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Jordan's King Abdullah II, right, and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak cut a green ribbon to officially linking the two countries' electric grids in Taba, Jordan, on Tuesday March 16, 1999. ( AP Photo/Pool)

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Wake Forest outfielder Kevin Jordan, right, speaks as his coach Tom Walter, center, and transplant surgeon Dr. Kenneth Newell look on during a news conference in at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, two days after Walter donated a kidney to Jordan. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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Islamic Action Front leader Hamza Mansour speaks during a press conference in Amman, Jordan, Tuesday, Jan.18, 2011. Mr. Mansour on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, rejected an offer from Jordan's new prime minister to join his reform Cabinet. (AP Photo/Nader Daoud)

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Jordan's Royal Palace says King Abdullah II has fired his government in the wake of street protests and has asked an ex-army general to form a new Cabinet. King Abdullah's move comes after thousands of Jordanians took to the streets — inspired by the regime ouster in Tunisia and the turmoil in Egypt — and called for the resignation of Prime Minister Samir Rifai who is blamed for a rise in fuel and food prices, and slowed political reforms. (Associated Press)

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Jordanian protesters shout anti-government slogans during a demonstration at the prime minister's office in Amman, Jordan, on Saturday. The opposition supporters demand that the prime minister step down as they vent their anger at rising prices, inflation and unemployment in Jordan. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** King Abdullah II of Jordan, pictured during a visit to Washington in September 2010, has sacked his government in the wake of street protests and has asked an ex-army general to form a new Cabinet. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

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A Jordanian man uses his hand to show a reflected image of the partial solar eclipse, in Amman, Jordan, on Tuesday Jan. 4, 2011. A partial solar eclipse began Tuesday in the skies over the Mideast and extended across much of Europe. (AP Photo/Nader Daoud)

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Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton (2) reacts at the end of the third quarter against Chattanooga during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

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In this image released by the White House, President Obama, second left, holds a working dinner with, clockwise from left, Jordan's King Abdullah II, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Quartet Representative Tony Blair, Special Envoy for Mideast peace George Mitchell, and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, in Washington. (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan's King Abdullah II walk to East Room of the White House before making statements on the Middle East peace negotiations in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)