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UN Syria

In a photo provided by the United Nations, U.N. Secretary Gen. Ban Ki-moon, speaks with the Foreign Minister of France, Laurent Fabius on Sunday morning, Sept. 1, 2013. U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky says Secretary-Gen. Ban Ki-moon has asked the head of the U.N. chemical weapons inspection team to expedite the analysis of tests from samples collected from Syria. Nesirky said that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke with the head of the team, Ake Sellstrom, earlier Sunday, Sept. 2, 2013 and asked him to accelerate the process. (AP Photo/United Nations, Evan Schneider)