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Showdown on Syria Expected at G-20 Summit in Russia

It’s supposed to be a summit about the global economy, but the debate over possible military strikes against Syria will likely overshadow the G-20 conference this week.

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President Barack Obama met with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in 2009 at his dacha outside Moscow. (Credit: Pete Souza / White House)

The summit in Russia will pit two leaders with polar opposite views on Syria — U.S. President Barack Obama, who wants to launch limited military strikes against the Syrian regime, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose country stands by its longtime ally in the Middle East.

The views of the 18 other countries at the G-20 run the gamut — but could be influenced by whatever happens in St. Petersburg.

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