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A demonstrator holds a placard mimicking U.S. President Barack Obama during a protest against possible U.S. forces' strike in Syria, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. The Arabic under Obama's name reads, "Legality first," and "Islamic, Islamic, Islamic, Islamic, Islamic," at the bottom. A top Syrian government official on Sunday dismissed the Obama administration as confused and hesitant, even as Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington has evidence of sarin gas use by Syria and that the case for a military attack is getting "stronger and stronger." (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)