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Obama makes first UN speech

NEW YORK (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday makes his first address before the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Obama then has a busy schedule of meetings, including one bringing together leaders of countries that contribute troops to U.N. peacekeeping efforts.

In the afternoon, he takes part in a wreath-laying ceremony for fallen U.N. staff members. He will then attend a leaders luncheon hosted by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The president will also be conducting separate meetings with Japan's new prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, as well as Russia's president, Dmitry Medvedev (dih-MEE'-tree med-VYEH'-dyev.)

In the evening, the president and first lady Michelle Obama host a reception for heads of state at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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