• Short Summary

    In Jordan, King Hussein attended celebrations on Saturday (11 March) marking Teachers' Day. This is?

  • Description

    1.
    GV: Housing estate.
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    2.
    MV: Flags outside apartment with people watching from balconies. (2 SHOTS)
    0.10

    3.
    MV: King Hussein walking through archway of flowers, cuts ribbon and receiving banquet of flowers from young girl.
    0.30

    4.
    MV: King Hussein speaking to guests. (3 SHOTS)
    1.09

    5.
    CU: Cameraman
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    6.
    MV & SV: King Hussein presenting ownership certificates. (3 SHOTS)
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    7.
    SV: Audience rise to feet as anthem is played and applaud King Hussein.
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    The King marked the occasion by visiting Marj-Elhamman, a newly built settlement outside the capital, Amman.



    A project to provide living accommodation especially for teachers was completed on schedule and the King himself preformed the opening ceremony. He then paid tribute to the contribution made by teachers, particularly those working in the West Bank.



    After his speech, King Hussein met teachers working on the estate, and presented them with certificates of ownership for flats in the new building. Amman's population has risen sharply in the last 25 years and new settlements like Marj-Elhamman have attracted families anxious to escape from the pressures of living in the crowded capital.



    The ceremony ended with the national anthem, and an enthusiastic tribute to King Hussein.




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    Background: In Jordan, King Hussein attended celebrations on Saturday (11 March) marking Teachers' Day. This is an annual event celebrated throughout the Arab world honouring the service rendered to the community by the teaching profession.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF3DJ45ZKNGNEUW3TX101ZUPNC
    Media URN:
    VLVAF3DJ45ZKNGNEUW3TX101ZUPNC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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