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Tough crowd (II)

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Quite surprisingly, Lawrence Cannon’s speech to the United Nations was not considered the place to be on a Saturday night in New York.

Cannon addressed a two-thirds empty hall three days after the summit’s opening, when U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to a packed chamber. But delegates have long agreed the real benefit of the weeklong summit comes from working the corridors to meet with many decision-makers from other countries in just days.