A routine visit by King Hussein to a weapons training camp took a competitive turn when the Jordanian leader challenged officers to shoot against him in target practice.
CU Hussein greeted by commander and officers
SV Hussein running with troops to firing position
CU Hussein firing automatic rifle
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LV soldiers firing sub-machine guns from standing position
BV troops and targets
CU PAN targets and party walking to examine them
CU Hussein examining target (2 shots)
SV Crown Prince Hassan arriving and saluting
SV Crown Prince and King Hussein shake hands
LV line of soldiers firing pistols
CU King Hussein with pistol
SV & CU Hussein firing pistol
SV PAN Zeid Rifai firing
CU Zeid Rifai and King Hussein examine targets
SV King Hussein being handed drink (2 shots)
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Background: A routine visit by King Hussein to a weapons training camp took a competitive turn when the Jordanian leader challenged officers to shoot against him in target practice. It happened on Tuesday (May 5) at a desert firing range near Amman.
Crown Prince Hassan and the Chief of the Royal Court Zeid Rifai, who accompanied the King on the visit, also took part in the impromptu shooting contest.
One of the King's purposes for the visit was to test at first hand the weapons used by his troops and to sound out opinions as to their effectiveness from his officers.
The shooting contest happened after the king had tested automatic rifles and watched soldiers training with sub-machine guns. The King challenged officers to compete with him in testing their skill with pistols. The King was reported to have hit his target with every shot.