Israeli soldiers take part in an exercise at the Shizafon army base, in the Negev Desert north of the southern city of Eilat, on Tuesday. There are growing signs that Israel may be planning a strike against Iran's nuclear facilities. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during her address to the U.N. Security Council this afternoon. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. is insisting that Egypt establish a full-fledged democracy and move away from military rule. Here, an Egyptian woman covers her head in a national flag as she demonstrates in a pro-democracy rally in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Jan. 27. Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syrian soldiers who defected join protesters in the al-Khaldiya neighborhood of the restive city of Homs on January 26, 2012. -/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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