A U.N. vehicle is seen through the bullet-riddled guardhouse of the Bekhtar Guesthouse in Kabul, Afghanistan, after an attack Wednesday by Taliban suicide gunmen killed six expatriate U.N. staffers. The attack is a recent reminder of the dangers facing civilian workers in Afghanistan. Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At the inaugural J Street Conference in Washington on Tuesday, National Security Adviser James Jones discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the role of the U.S. in helping to resolve it. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Richard Holbrooke, special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in May. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Father Samuel (left) holds the hand and the face of a rape victim as they pray at the Heal Africa clinic in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, on Aug. 11, just after the Congolese woman underwent surgery to repair physical damage suffered while being raped. Hundreds of thousands of women have been brutally raped in the country's nearly decade-long conflict. Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Dalai Lama stands with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ, from left) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Annette Lantos, widow of California Rep. Tom Lantos, during the inaugural Tom Lantos Human Rights Prize award ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. The Tibetan spiritual leader will not meet with President Obama during his trip to Washington. The White House says it was a mutual decision not to hold a meeting so close to the president's trip to China, scheduled for November. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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