Jordan sees drop in tourism as country pays the price for its role in Islamic State fight

March 30, 2015 6:18 AM

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Jordan sees drop in tourism as country pays the price for its role in Islamic State fight

In this Tuesday, March 24, 2015 photo, Jordanian royal desert forces stand guard in front of Al Khazneh, Arabic for the Treasury, the most dramatic of many facades carved into the mountains, in the ancient city of Petra, Jordan. It's high season in Petra, the ancient city hewn from rose-colored rock and Jordan's biggest tourist draw. Yet nearby hotels stand virtually empty these days and only a trickle of tourists make their way through a landmark canyon to the Treasury building where scenes of one of the "Indiana Jones" movies were filmed. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh) (The Associated Press)

In this Tuesday, March 24, 2015 photo, tourists ride around the ancient city of Petra, Jordan. In Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the number of annual visitors dropped from 800,000 in 2010 to 400,000 last year, said Yassar al-Majali, general manager of the Jordan Hotel Association. (AP Photo/Ra...

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