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Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada looks on from behind bars at the State Security Court in Amman June 26, 2014. Jordan's state security court acquitted on Thursday Qatada of charges of conspiring to commit acts of terrorism, a reporter at the hearing said. The cleric, who was extradited from Britain after a lengthy legal process, will continue to be held because of separate charges related to a plot to attack tourists during Jordan's New Year celebrations in 2000.

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Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada looks on from behind bars at the State Security Court in Amman, Jordan on Thursday. The court acquitted Abu Qatada of charges of conspiring to commit acts of terrorism.

US Secretary of State John Kerry boards

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US Secretary of State John Kerry boards a cargo plane at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman on Tuesday on his way to Kurdish territories in the north of Iraq for a second day of talks with Iraqi leaders about the increasing insurgent crisis as cities continue to fall to rebel-led groups.

A Syrian living in Jordan takes part in a protest against the Syrian presidential elections, near the Syrian embassy in Amman on May 28, 2014. Polls open in Syrian embassies for refugees who fled their homeland through recognised checkpoints, in a controversial election expected to return President Bashar al-Assad to office despite three years of civil war.

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A Syrian living in Jordan takes part in a protest against the Syrian presidential elections, near the Syrian embassy in Amman on Wednesday

Jordanian fans attend the World Cup play off first leg soccer match between Jordan and Uruguay at Amman International stadium in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.

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Jordanian fans attend the World Cup play-off first leg soccer match between Jordan and Uruguay at Amman International stadium in Amman, Jordan.

Protesters from the Islamic Action Front and other opposition parties shout slogans to demand political and economic reform, and access to corruption cases, during a demonstration after Friday prayers in Amman April 19, 2013. "We are all Irbid city" (front L) and "Reached the peak" (front 2nd L

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Protesters from the Islamic Action Front, and other opposition parties, shout slogans as they call for political and economic reform, and access to corruption cases, during a demonstration after Friday prayers in Amman, Jordan. Read more