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Syria crisis: Did Obama's speech change views?

11 September 2013 Last updated at 06:53 BST

President Obama says he will pursue diplomatic efforts to remove Syria's chemical weapons but has ordered the US military to "be in a position to respond" if such measures fail.

In a televised address, he said he had asked Congress to postpone a vote authorising the use of force. The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan watched the address with people in Washington.