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President Barack Obama talks about the crisis in Syria to media gathered in the Rose Garden of the White House as Vice President Joe Biden looks on from behind, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Washington. Delaying what had loomed as an imminent strike on Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons, Obama announced Saturday that he wanted to put the matter before Congress first. He said, “I know that the country will be stronger if we take this course and our actions will be even more effective.” His remarks were televised live in the United States as well as on Syrian state television with translation. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)