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Delegates to the United Nations General Assembly applaud the passage of the first U.N. treaty regulating the international arms trade on Tuesday. Timothy A. Clary /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A boy in Lima, Peru, receives a hepatitis B vaccine during an immunization drive in 2008. The United Nations is considering a ban on the preservative thimerosal, which is often used in hepatitis B and other vaccines in developing countries. Martin Mejia/AP hide caption

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Doctors Argue Against Proposed Ban On Vaccine Preservative

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Climate activists at a rally in Doha on December 1, 2012. Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In the southern West Bank city of Hebron today, supporters of Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas gathered in anticipation of today's vote at the U.N. Hazem Bader /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR's Philip Reeves, reporting on 'Morning Edition'

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At the U.N. today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a graphic to show how far he says Iran will be by mid-2013 in a quest to develop nuclear weapons. He drew the red line to mark where he says Iran must be stopped. Lucas Jackson /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Michele Kelemen previews Day II at the U.N.

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On 'Morning Edition': Steve Inskeep speaks with Robert Malley

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China And Russia Veto U.N. Resolution Threatening Sanctions On Syria

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A Haitian protester in Port-au-Prince last year spray-paints a wall, equating the UN mission in Haiti (abbreviated here as MINISTA) with cholera. Thony Belizaire/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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