APTOPIX Mideast Iran Non-Aligned Summit

August 26, 2012 - 12:38 PM
An expert-level meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement, NAM, takes place in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. Iran opened a world gathering of self-described nonaligned nations Sunday with a slap at the vast powers of the U.N. Security Council and an appeal to rid the world of nuclear weapons even as Tehran faces Western suspicions that it is seeking its own atomic arms. Iran seeks to use the weeklong gathering as a showcase of its global ties and efforts to challenge the influence of the West and its allies. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)