UN General Assembly: The World’s Leaders Meet

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President Barack Obama meets with Dr. Ali Abdussalam Treki of Libya on September 22, 2009. Dr. Treki is President of the sixty-fourth session of the United Nations General Assembly, being held in New York City. The two meet ahead of the opening Summit on Climate Change.

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she arrives at the UN.

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Former Vice President Al Gore holds a press conference on climate change.

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon greets President Barack Obama prior to the Summit on Climate Change.

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (center) poses with world leaders slated to address the opening and closing sessions of the Summit on Climate Change. From left: Fredrik Reinfeldt, Prime Minister of Sweden; Tillman Joseph Thomas, Prime Minister of Grenada; Lars Lokke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark; Hu Jintao, President of the People’s Republic of China; Mohamed Nasheed, President of the Republic of Maldives; Oscar Arias Sanchez, President of Costa Rica; Yukio Hatoyama, Prime Minister of Japan; and Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda.

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon makes remarks at the Summit on Climate Change.

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waits for President Barack Obama to speak.

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In his remarks, President Obama says that “no nation, however large or small, wealthy or poor, can escape the impact of climate change.”

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President Obama addresses the Summit on Climate Change.

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President Obama shakes hands with delegates after his speech.

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy addresses the Summit on Climate Change.

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President Obama looks on as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shake hands at a trilateral summit at the Waldorf Astoria.

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy goes for a jog on Manhattan’s Upper East Side during his visit to New York City.

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President Obama speaks at a bilateral meeting with China at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Chinese President Hu Jintao sits to Obama’s left, and Hillary Clinton and Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel sit to his right.

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Former President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama arrive at the Clinton Global Initiative at the Sheraton Hotel on September 22.

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In his remarks to the Clinton Global Initiative, President Obama says that “real progress does not just come from the top down, not just from government, it comes from the bottom up — from people.”

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Prince Albert II of Monaco attends the closing ceremony for the UN Summit on Climate Change.

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Salam Fayyad, Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway, and Tony Blair, special envoy of the Middle East Quartet, lead a briefing on the work of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee.

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UN headquarters in New York, NY.

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Michelle Obama arrives at the UN General Assembly building to attend the general debate.

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Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi addresses the UN General Assembly on September 23.

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After addressing the General Assembly for 96 minutes, Muammar Qaddafi returns to his seat.

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President Obama addresses a luncheon at the UN.

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President Obama at a UN luncheon.

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and President Obama toast at a UN luncheon.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Chinese President Hu Jintao.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and President Obama hold a bilateral meeting.

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