Largely an oasis of peace in a neighborhood filled with war and displacement, Jordan hosts more refugees — Palestinian, Syrian and Iraqi, for the most part — as a proportion of its population than any other nation in the world. But the country also draws millions of tourists each year to iconic destinations, from the rock formations of Petra to the deserts of Wadi Rum made famous by the Hollywood film Lawrence of Arabia.
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