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Delegates to the United Nations General Assembly April 2, 2013... News PhotoApplauding,Diplomacy,Horizontal,New York City,Politics,Treaty,USA,United Nations,United Nations General AssemblyPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPDelegates to the United Nations General Assembly April 2, 2013 applaud the passage of the first UN treaty regulating the international arms trade. The UN General Assembly on Tuesday adopted the first-ever treaty to regulate the $80-billion-a-year conventional arms trade. The assembly voted 154-3 for a resolution that will open the treaty for signature from June. Syria, North Korea and Iran -- which had blocked the treaty last week -- voted against it. Russia was among the 23 abstentions. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)