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  • Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan - 1 of 29

    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    Nadine Godwin visited Egypt and Jordan with a delegation of travel professionals and journalists to get tourism back on track following unrest in the region. Pictured here, the Temple of Zeus at Jerash. Photos by Nadine Godwin

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    The Urn Tomb at Petra, Jordan.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    The Amman Citadel at night.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    Hadrian’s Arch at Jerash.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    The exterior of the Basilica of St. George in Madaba, home of a famous sixth century fresco map of the Holy Land.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    A delegation of American travel professionals who visited Egypt and Jordan in April walk through the Siq, the typical way to enter the Petra archaeological site.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    Tourists can also enter Petra by carriage.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    The much-photographed Treasury. Next year will mark the 200th anniversary of the site’s rediscovery.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    Another view of the Treasury.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    The Sphinx at Giza.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    Chephren’s Pyramid at Giza.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    Business is slow for merchants at the Giza Pyramids.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    At Tahrir Square, a key setting for demonstrations during Egypt’s 2011 revolution, grass has recently been replanted.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    The view from Tahrir Square of the burned-out headquarters of Mubarak’s National Democratic Party, with the Egyptian Museum visible at lower right.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    The Egyptian Museum, which can be seen from Tahrir Square.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    Roy and Donna Pyle at the Temple of Hatshepsut.

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    Members of a Dutch tour group, visiting the pyramids at Giza, pose for a photo in their new "I Love Egypt" T-shirts.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    Tourism students demonstrate outside the Egyptian Museum "to advance tourism," one demonstrator said.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    Marie-Rose Lohier, left, of Academic Travel Abroad talks with demonstrators in Cairo. Photo by Tony Gonchar

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    Jawad Nabulsi, one of the young and wired leaders of the recent Egyptian revolution that unseated President Mubarak.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    Catherine Greteman, chairman and CEO of the National Tour Association, takes her turn with a water pipe in Cairo.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    Our guide in Jordan, Kamel Al-Jayusi, demonstrating various ways to wear the Jordanian national headdress.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    Madaba is famous for its well-preserved sixth century mosaic map of the Holy Land.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    A thirsty camel in Petra, Jordan, gulps the contents of a bottle of water.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    Tony Gonchar, ASTA CEO, is interviewed by a CNN reporter.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    Shannon Stowell, president, Adventure Travel Trade Association, is surrounded by schoolgirls eager to be photographed with the visitor.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    Schoolgirls perform a circle dance at Jerash.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    Terry Dale of the USTOA, Shannon Stowell of the Adventure Travel and Tourism Association, Tony Gonchar of ASTA and Lisa Simon of the NTA during a tourism forum in Amman.

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    Dispatches from Egypt and Jordan

    Kevin Ford of Globus, Marie-Rose Lohier of Academic Travel Abroad, Larry Larsen of Ed-Ventures and Cathy Greteman of the NTA during the forum.

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