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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.

(Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)