68th Session Of The United Nations General Assembly Begins

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US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Palestinian Authority... News PhotoBarack Obama,Government,Hand,Handshake,Horizontal,Mahmoud Abbas,Making,Meeting,New York City,Palestinian National Authority,Politics,The Media,US President,USA,United Nations,United Nations General AssemblyPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPUS President Barack Obama shakes hands with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas after making a statement to the media before their bilateral meeting on the sideline of the 68th United Nations General Assembly at the UN in New York on September 24, 2013. Obama demanded that the world take action on Syria, saying that the regime must face consequences after the use of chemical weapons. Speaking before the UN General Assembly, Obama defended his threat of force against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime and denounced critics who accuse the United States of inconsistency. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)