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Obama-Syria Timeline Shows Turning Points In U.S. Debate On Intervention (PHOTOS)

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WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama backed off from an imminent military strike against Syria on Saturday to seek the approval of the U.S. Congress, in a decision that likely delays U.S. action for at least 10 days.

Following are turning points in the Obama administration's debate on whether and how to intervene in Syria's two-year civil war.

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Obama's Turning Points On Syria (Warning: Graphic Images)
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(Reporting by Paul Eckert; Editing by Vicki Allen)

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