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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.

A Lebanese army soldier stands guard near the Bilal bin Rabbah mosque where Sunni cleric Sheik Ahmad al-Assir once preached, in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon, Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

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A Lebanese army soldier stands guard near the Bilal bin Rabbah mosque where Sunni cleric Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir once preached, in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon on Wednesday.