Jordan's Arab Spring

Published 7:17 AM ET, Tue January 14, 2014
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In the Spring of 2011, the popular discontent in Jordan started manifesting itself in weeks of demonstrations calling for political reform. -/AFP/Getty Images
Jordanian tribals and residents of some villages south of Amman blocked the international road in protest with large rocks and burning tyres stopping all traffic in both directions in October 2011. Salah Malkawi/ Getty Images
A pro-government protestor holds a banner picturing King Abdullah during a demonstration after Friday prayers in Amman on March 23, 2012. KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images
A woman and her daughter walk past Jordanian riot police standing guard at Jamal Abdual Nasser sqaure, in Amman, during demonstrations calling for political reforms in March 2012. KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images
Jordanian police attempt to removes protesters opposed to Jordan's Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur after he addressed parliament in Amman, and winning a vote of confidence, on April 23, 2013. KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images
A Jordanian woman casts her ballot for municipal elections at a polling station in Amman on August 27, 2013. The Muslim Brotherhood, the main opposition party, is boycotting the polls, charging that, despite repeated promises since the Arab Spring of 2011, there is no real readiness for change. AFP PHOTO/KHALIL MAZRAAWI