2003 Photo Contest, People in the News, 3rd prize

Pablo Martinez Monsivais

The Associated Press

07 May, 2002

US Secretary of State Colin Powell receives a pat on the cheek from National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, in a rare off-guard moment in the Oval Office at the White House. They were attending face-to-face talks between President George W. Bush and the Israeli Prime minister Ariel Sharon. The meeting lasted more than an hour, but failed to bridge differences on major Middle East issues, such as the formation of a separate Palestinian state.

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Pablo Martinez Monsivais

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