Syria conflict around the world
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US President Barack Obama(Center-R) delivers a statement on Syria during a meeting with members of Congress at the White House in Washington, DC, September 3, 2013. Obama told congressional leaders that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad needs to be held accountable for allegedly carrying out the August 21 attack near Damascus, which US officials say killed nearly 1,500 people, including hundreds of children. Seated next to Obama are Speaker of the House John Boehner(L), R-OH and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA.