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Jordan marks 70th Independence Day

The Arab desert kingdom won its independence from Britain in 1946

Jordan marks 70th Independence Day
(From 3rd L to R) Jordan's Princess Muna, Crown Prince Hussein, King Abdullah II, Queen Rania and Prime Minster Abdullah Ensour attend a ceremony held in Amman on May 25, 2016, to mark the desert kingdom's 70th Independence Day. (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images)
Jordan marks 70th Independence Day
Jordan's Prince Ali (C-L), Prince Hashem (C) and Princess Rym (C-R) attend a ceremony held in Amman on May 25, 2016, to mark the desert kingdom's 70th Independence Day. (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images)
Jordan marks 70th Independence Day
Jordan's Prince Faisal (L), his wife Princess Zeina (C), and Princess Alia (R) attend a ceremony held in Amman on May 25, 2016, to mark the desert kingdom's 70th Independence Day. (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images)
Jordan marks 70th Independence Day
(From L to R) Jordan's Princess Muna, Crown Prince Hussein, King Abdullah II and Queen Rania attend a ceremony held in Amman on May 25, 2016, to mark the desert kingdom's 70th Independence Day. (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images)
Jordan marks 70th Independence Day
(From L to R) Jordan's Prince Ali, Princess Zina, Prince Faisal, Princess Salma, King Abdullah's mother, Princess Mona, and Crown Prince Hussein attend a ceremony to celebrate the country's 70th Independence Day, in Amman, on May 25, 2015. (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images)
Jordan marks 70th Independence Day
Jordan's Crown Prince Hussein (R) sits next to his paternal grandmother Princess Mona (L) during a ceremony to celebrate the country's 70th Independence Day, in Amman, on May 25, 2015. (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images)
Jordan marks 70th Independence Day
King Abdullah II (2nd R) and Queen Rania (C) of Jordan attend a ceremony on the occasion of Independence Day in Amman on May 25, 2012 along with their eldest son Prince Hussein, King Abdullah's mother Princess Mona and his uncle, former Crown Prince Hassan (R). The Arab desert kingdom won its independence from Britain in 1946. (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images)
Jordan marks 70th Independence Day
King Abdullah II (R) and Queen Rania (C) of Jordan stand near Crown Prince Hussein (L) during a ceremony to celebrate the country's 70th Independence Day, in Amman, on May 25, 2015. (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images)
Jordan marks 70th Independence Day
King Abdullah II (R) and Queen Rania (L) attend a ceremony to celebrate the country's 70th Independence Day, in Amman, on May 25, 2015. (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images)