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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice addresses members of the media at U.N. headquarters Saturday, April 14, 2012 after the United Nations Security Council cast a unanimous vote authorizing the deployment of the first wave of U.N. military observers to monitor a cease-fire between the Syrian government and opposition fighters. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Photo by: Craig Ruttle
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice addresses members of the media at U.N. headquarters Saturday, April 14, 2012 after the United Nations Security Council cast a unanimous vote authorizing the deployment of the first wave of U.N. military observers to monitor a cease-fire between the Syrian government and opposition fighters. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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