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Demonstrators protest during a rally against a possible US attack on... News PhotoChemical,Conflict,Government,International Landmark,Lafayette Square - Washington DC,Political Rally,Possible,Protest,Protestor,Syria,Syrian Civil War,USA,Vertical,Violence,Washington DC,Weapon,White House - Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPDemonstrators protest during a rally against a possible US attack on Syria in response to alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad government, in Lafayette Park in front of the White House in Washington, DC on August 31, 2013. US President Barack Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Obama said he had decided he would go ahead and launch military action on Syria, but he believed it was important for American democracy to win the support of lawmakers. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)