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Sep 29, 2015

A Look Inside The United Nations HQ

A Look Inside The United Nations HQ

As leaders from almost 200 nations gather for the annual general assembly at the United Nations, the world body created 70 years ago, Reuters photographer Mike Segar documented quieter moments at the famed 18-acre headquarters on Manhattan's East Side. The U.N., established as the successor to the failed League of Nations after World War Two to prevent a similar conflict from occurring again, attracts more than a million visitors every year to its iconic New York site. The marathon of speeches and meetings this year will address issues from the migrant crisis in Europe to climate change and the fight against terrorism.

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A man pauses outside the entrance to the Assembly Building at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, September 21, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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Visitors walk across the lobby inside the Secretariat Building at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, September 21, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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The General Assembly Hall is seen from the speaker's podium at the United Nations headquarters in New York City September 17, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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The United Nations Assembly Building is seen at the United Nations headquarters in New York City September 18, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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A security guard looks out over the grounds as he patrols at the United Nations headquarters in New York City September 18, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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The United Nations headquarters and the East Side of Manhattan are seen at sunrise in New York City September 17, 2015 Mike Segar/REUTERS

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Earphones for interpreters lie on a delegate's desk inside the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations headquarters in New York City September 17, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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The United Nations General Assembly Hall is seen at the United Nations headquarters in New York City September 18, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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A replica of the Soviet Sputnik 1 spacecraft hangs above the visitors' lobby at the United Nations headquarters in New York City September 21, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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Two diplomats walk through the Secretariat Building at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, September 17, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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The General Assembly Hall is seen at the United Nations headquarters in New York City September 18, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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A United Nations logo is seen on a glass door in the Assembly Building at the United Nations headquarters in New York City September 18, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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A diplomat rides an escalator in the Secretariat Building at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, September 22, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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A security guard patrols on the roof of the Secretariat Building at the United Nations headquarters in New York City September 17, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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Delegates gather in the Delegates Dining Room and Lounge at the United Nations headquarters in New York City September 17, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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Two diplomats talk in front of a window between the Secretariat and Assembly Buildings at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, September 21, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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A security camera hangs from the roof of the Secretariat Building at the United Nations headquarters with the East River and Queensboro Bridge in the background in New York City September 17, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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A diplomat walks through the main doors of the Assembly Building at the United Nations headquarters in New York City September 17, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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A delegates only escalator is seen behind a glass wall in the Assembly Building at United Nations headquarters in New York City September 17, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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The Security Council chamber is seen from behind the Council President's chair at the United Nations headquarters in New York City September 18, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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Diplomats gather for a meeting in a Delegates Lounge at the United Nations headquarters in New York City September 18, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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A yellow clock hangs on a yellow wall in a small room reserved for speakers at the United Nations General Assembly hall at the U.N. headquarters in New York City September 17, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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Diplomats and a security guard chat in a lounge area on the delegates-only second floor between the Secretariat and Assembly Buildings at the United Nations headquarters in New York City September 17, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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Chairs for heads of state are seen behind security tape inside the Secretariat Building at the United Nations headquarters in New York City September 22, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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The United Nations Security Council President's gavel lies on a table inside the Security Council chamber at the U.N. headquarters in New York City September 18, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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A Chinese interpreter translates in a booth above the General Assembly hall during a meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York City September 18, 2015. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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