King Hussein joins his countrymen in a prayer, not for peace but rain

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Thousands of Jordanians gathered in Amman yesterday to overcome the other problem that besets the Middle East: drought. King Hussein (centre) and his brother (with bare head) joined in the prayers for rain. Earlier Yasser Arafat met the King to present him with a copy of the PLO-Israeli security accord signed in Cairo late on Wednesday. King Hussein, who on Tuesday had accused the PLO of not co-ordinating its position closely enough with him, reiterated Jordan's readiness to support the Palestinians.

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