Deir Ezzor

TOPSHOTS A rebel fighter and a child cro...TOPSHOTS A rebel fighter and a child cross a damaged bridge in Syria's eastern town of Deir Ezzor, on September 2, 2013. US President Barack Obama launched an intense lobbying effort on September 1 to sway skeptical lawmakers weighing whether to support a military strike against Syria.

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A rebel fighter and a child cross a damaged bridge in Deir Ezzor, in the east of Syria, on Monday