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Relief in Damascus streets as US strike put on hold

Damascus residents expressed relief a day after a surprise initiative by Russia proposed Syria hand over its chemical weapons stockpile to international control, heading off punitive US strikes for the regime's alleged poison gas attacks. The government of President Bashar al-Assad, which denies having carried out the attacks, welcomed the proposal, along with most of the international community. Duration: 00:49 Sep 10, 2013