President Obama pauses after answering questions from the news media during his meeting with Baltic leaders at the White House on Friday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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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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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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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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