Jordan's King Abdullah has managed to mostly fend off demands for internal change inspired by popular uprisings in neighboring Arab states. He's done that in part by paying for a string of public works projects. But that may not work for much longer. Jordan is facing financial crisis. The World's Matthew Bell reports from Amman on the challenges facing Jordanians.

  • President Obama meeting with King Abdullah in 2009. (Photo: Pete Souza/White House)

  • Amman, Jordan (Photo: Michael-Ann Cerniglia/Flickr)

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