King Abdullah II of Jordan

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2014

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A short interview session with King Abdullah, and the parliamentary election.

Amman Jordan - January 23:

Jordanians went to the polls for parliamentary elections in the capital city of Amman, Jordan on January 23. A guard stands at the front of a school directing voters to the polls. Officially voter turnout was high, but many, even those who voted, see the system as stacked against change.

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Amman Jordan - January 24:

King Abdullah II of Jordan in one of the Royal Palace new offices in Amman, Jordan on January 24 the day after parliamentary elections.

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Amman Jordan - January 24:

The kings office is guarded by Circassians and a retinue of service staff. King Abdullah II of Jordan in one of the Royal Palace new offices in Amman, Jordan on January 24 the day after parliamentary elections.

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Amman Jordan - January 24:

King Abdullah II of Jordan in one of the Royal Palace new offices in Amman, Jordan on January 24 the day after parliamentary elections.

(Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

Amman Jordan - January 24:

Outside his office is a gift from another arab monarch that has faced recent opposition, the Bahraini Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah, "My dear brother Abu Hussein, with all due respect."

King Abdullah II of Jordan in one of the Royal Palace new offices in Amman, Jordan on January 24 the day after parliamentary elections.

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Amman Jordan - January 23:

Portraits of King Abdullah II of Jordan hang in a school used as a voting station. Jordanians went to the polls for parliamentary elections in the capital city of Amman, Jordan on January 23. Officially voter turnout was high, but many, even those who voted, see the system as stacked against change.

(Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

Amman Jordan - January 23: Women wait in line inside a school, converted into a polling station in Amman. Jordanians went to the polls for parliamentary elections in the capital city of Amman, Jordan on January 23. Officially voter turnout was high, but many, even those who voted, see the system as stacked against change.

(Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

Amman Jordan - January 23:

Jordanians went to the polls for parliamentary elections in the capital city of Amman, Jordan on January 23. National and international outlets covered the elections as one more step towards a more representative form of government. Officially voter turnout was high, but many, even those who voted, see the system as stacked against change.

(Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

Amman Jordan - January 23:

Lebanese Manar TV interviews a voter inside a polling station in Amman. Jordanians went to the polls for parliamentary elections in the capital city of Amman, Jordan on January 23. Officially voter turnout was high, but many, even those who voted, see the system as stacked against change.

(Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

Cairo Egypt - January 23:

Down a side alley of the industrial neighborhood of Bolaq stands a large collection of old doors and decorations. The owner has collected them from around Egypt and sells them to set designers, interior designers, in Egypt and abroad.

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Amman Jordan - January 23:

An official at the polling station talks with elders and candidates outside of the polling station in Amman. Jordanians went to the polls for parliamentary elections in the capital city of Amman, Jordan on January 23. Officially voter turnout was high, but many, even those who voted, see the system as stacked against change.

(Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

Amman Jordan - January 23: Kids throw stones at an advertisement for a candidate outside a polling station in Amman Jordan. Jordanians went to the polls for parliamentary elections in the capital city of Amman, Jordan on January 23. Officially voter turnout was high, but many, even those who voted, see the system as stacked against change.

(Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

Amman Jordan - January 23:

A large chart is used to count votes for all the candidates. Jordanians went to the polls for parliamentary elections in the capital city of Amman, Jordan on January 23. Officially voter turnout was high, but many, even those who voted, see the system as stacked against change.

(Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

Amman Jordan - January 24:

Supporters of a parliamentary candidate gather in a large tent to wait for results. King Abdullah II of Jordan in one of the Royal Palace new offices in Amman, Jordan on January 24 the day after parliamentary elections.

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Amman Jordan - January 23:

Votes are counted by hand and marked on a large chart. Jordanians went to the polls for parliamentary elections in the capital city of Amman, Jordan on January 23. Officially voter turnout was high, but many, even those who voted, see the system as stacked against change.

(Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

Amman Jordan - January 23:

A tent for one of the parliamentary candidates stands mainly empty as the polls close. Jordanians went to the polls for parliamentary elections in the capital city of Amman, Jordan on January 23. Officially voter turnout was high, but many, even those who voted, see the system as stacked against change.

(Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

Amman Jordan - January 24:

After the elections piles of advertisements were stacked up throughout the city waiting to be taken to the trash. King Abdullah II of Jordan in one of the Royal Palace new offices in Amman, Jordan on January 24 the day after parliamentary elections.

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Amman Jordan - January 24: A cat walks freely through one of King Abdallah's palaces. King Abdullah II of Jordan in one of the Royal Palace new offices in Amman, Jordan on January 24 the day after parliamentary elections.

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