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In pictures: World leaders gather in New York for annual UN General Assembly

The most pressing matter discussed at the General Assembly was the world's refugee crisis

In pictures: World leaders gather in New York for annual UN General Assembly
US President Barack Obama (C-R) and United Nations Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon (C-L) pose with world leaders during the United Nations 71st session of the General Debate at the United Nations General Assembly on September 20, 2016 at the UN headquarters in New York, New York. The general debate of the 71st session will conclude on September 26. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World leaders gather in New York for annual UN General Assembly
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 20, 2016 in New York City. According to the UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon, the most pressing matter to be discussed at the General Assembly is the world's refugee crisis. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World leaders gather in New York for annual UN General Assembly
US President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 20, 2016 in New York City. According to the UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon, the most pressing matter to be discussed at the General Assembly is the world's refugee crisis. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World leaders gather in New York for annual UN General Assembly
Qatar's Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani addresses the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on September 20, 2016. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World leaders gather in New York for annual UN General Assembly
French President Francois Hollande with Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, First Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Interior of Saudi Arabia on the margins of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in New York on September 20, 2016. (Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World leaders gather in New York for annual UN General Assembly
King of Jordan Abdullah II bin Al Hussein waits to address the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 20, 2016 in New York City. According to the UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon, the most pressing matter to be discussed at the General Assembly is the world's refugee crisis. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World leaders gather in New York for annual UN General Assembly
President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi addresses the United Nations General Assembly on September 20, 2016 in New York City. Heads of state gathered to address global issues at the 71st annual meeting at the UN headquarters in New York. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World leaders gather in New York for annual UN General Assembly
Turkish President Tiyyip Erdogan addresses the United Nations General Assembly on September 20, 2016 in New York City. Heads of state gathered to address global issues at the 71st annual meeting at the UN headquarters in New York. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World leaders gather in New York for annual UN General Assembly
Members of the Saudi delegation listen as U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly on September 20, 2016 in New York City. Heads of state gathered to address global issues at the 71st annual meeting at the UN headquarters in New York. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World leaders gather in New York for annual UN General Assembly
Actor George Clooney (R) and wife Amal Clooney attend a Leaders Summit for Refugees during the United Nations 71st session of the General Debate at the United Nations General Assembly on September 20, 2016 in New York, New York. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World leaders gather in New York for annual UN General Assembly
US President Barack Obama (R) speaks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a Leaders Summit for Refugees during the United Nations 71st session of the General Debate at the United Nations General Assembly on September 20, 2016 in New York, New York. The general debate of the 71st session will conclude on September 26. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World leaders gather in New York for annual UN General Assembly
Hassan Rouhani (L), Iran's President, arrives for a meeting with French President Francois Hollande on the sidelines of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in New York on September 20, 2016. (Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World leaders gather in New York for annual UN General Assembly
British Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the United Nations General Assembly on September 20, 2016 in New York City on September 20, 2016 in New York City. World leaders have gathered in New York for the 71st session of the UN General Assembly. The annual gathering is an opportunity for a number of high-level meetings, sideline bilaterals and think tank addresses concerning global issues. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World leaders gather in New York for annual UN General Assembly
President of France, Francois Hollande, speaks at the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 20, 2016 in New York City. Heads of state gathered to address global issues at the 71st annual meeting at the UN headquarters in New York. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World leaders gather in New York for annual UN General Assembly
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (R), sits during US President Barack Obama's speech during the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 20, 2016 in New York City. Heads of state gathered to address global issues at the 71st annual meeting at the UN headquarters in New York. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World leaders gather in New York for annual UN General Assembly
Boris Johnson, British politician and former mayor of London, attends the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 20, 2016 in New York City. According to the UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon, the most pressing matter to be discussed at the General Assembly is the world's refugee crisis. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World leaders gather in New York for annual UN General Assembly
Members of the United Nations General Assembly listen as US President Barack Obama speaks on September 20, 2016 in New York City. Heads of state gathered to address global issues at the 71st annual meeting at the UN headquarters in New York. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World leaders gather in New York for annual UN General Assembly
Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on September 20, 2016. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World leaders gather in New York for annual UN General Assembly
Andrea Bocelli sings at the start of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 20, 2016 in New York City. According to the UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon, the most pressing matter to be discussed at the General Assembly is the world's refugee crisis. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World leaders gather in New York for annual UN General Assembly
A US Coast Guard boat patrols outside of the United Nations at the start of the General Assembly on September 20, 2016 in New York City. Presidents, prime ministers, monarchs and ministers are gathering this week for the United Nation's General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting. (Getty Images)