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Every morning Salama Ali sets up shop in the old market of Jordan's capital Amman, hoping to scratch out a living in one of the Arab world's most expensive cities.Residents in the capital are finding it increasingly hard to make ends meet in a city ranked the Arab world's most expensive in terms of cost of living, according to a recent report by The Economist Intelligence Unit.It takes about two hours by bus from her home in Madaba to reach Amman, where a week of anti-austerity protests by citizens suffering from high unemployment and repeated price hikes pushed Prime Minister Hani Mulki to resign Monday.Salama says she wakes before dawn each morning to milk her sheep, make cheese and yoghurt, collect fresh eggs and prepare for the market. Salama's neighbor on the stretch of sidewalk, Umm Qusay, has nine children to provide for.
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