At the White House Saturday, President Obama said he would seek congressional approval before taking action in Syria. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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President Obama's Full Speech

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Anti-war protesters rally outside Downing Street in London on Wednesday. Britain's Parliament rejected the country's involvement in any military action against Syria. The U.K. government had been among those seeking a strong response to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks Friday at the State Department. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Aug. 30, 2013: Secretary of State John Kerry on the crisis in Syria

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At the White House, President Obama and his advisers continue to work to build support in Congress and among allies for striking Syria. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Tom Bowman reports.

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The bride, groom and wedding party celebrate Thursday in the Syrian capital, Damascus. It was a brief respite for residents of the neighborhood who were expecting U.S.- or NATO-led airstrikes. For NPR hide caption

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Young people in the Syrian capital, Damascus, paint concrete roadblocks with the colors of the Syrian flag. With the threat of a U.S. strike growing, there are public displays of support for the Syrian state. For NPR hide caption

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