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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Nov. 24
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Nov. 24
Serge Michel

GENEVA — In the lobby, the atmosphere had been electric for the last half-hour.

About 20 plain-clothes police officers equipped with earpieces, some wearing bulletproof vests, had pushed back the hundred or so journalists at both sides of the entrance. Some had been waiting there for 24 hours.

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