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French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius, center shakes hands with US Secretary of State John Kerry at the ministry in Paris, on Saturday Sept.7, 2013. Kerry traveled to Europe to court international support for a possible strike on the Syrian regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons while making calls back home to lobby Congress where the action faces an uphill battle.(AP Photo/Lionel Bonaventure/Pool)