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Five Days of Gridlock: Your Guide to UN General Assembly Week

The Syrian ceasefire and U.S. elections are the hot topics at the annual gathering in New York

It's that time of year again when world leaders gather at the United Nations and New Yorkers avoid the East Side. There is plenty for them to pore over, both from the podium and on the side lines: Can a Syria truce hold? How will Brexit unfurl? Will Donald Trump be joining them next year? How hard is it to get a ticket to Hamilton?

Here is a rundown of what to look out for during a week of bumper-to-bumper traffic.

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