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Egypt's Mursi to address UN as Syria tops agenda

26 September 2012 Last updated at 10:16 BST

The president of the largest country swept up in the so-called Arab Spring will address the United Nations today.

Egypt's president, Mohammed Mursi, is among many world leaders at the General Assembly, where the agenda is expected to be dominated by the crisis in Syria.

James Robbins reports from UN headquarters in New York.