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Mark Lyall Grant (left), British ambassador to the United Nations, and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice of the United States confer at the United Nations on Thursday, July 19, 2012, during a U.N. Security Council meeting on Syria. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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Mark Lyall Grant (left), British ambassador to the United Nations, and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice of the United States confer at the United Nations on Thursday, July 19, 2012, during a U.N. Security Council meeting on Syria. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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