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Obama: U.N. climate conference an act of 'solidarity' with France

President Obama said this week's climate conference will be a show of solidarity with France following a wave of terrorist attacks in Paris earlier this month.

"I'm heading to Paris today to join nearly 200 countries for a global conference on climate change," Obama said in a post on his official Facebook account Sunday.

"It's an opportunity to stand in solidarity with our oldest ally, just two weeks removed from the barbaric attacks there, and reaffirm our commitment to protect our people and our way of life from terrorist threats," he said.

"It's also an opportunity for the world to stand as one and show that we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children," Obama added.

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