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Afghan President Hamid Karzai, left, walks with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, center, and Catherine Ashton, the European Union foreign policy minister, right, to a group photo after an international conference at the Foreign Ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, left, gestures as Afghan President Hamid Karzai, center, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, prepare to pose for a group photo after the Kabul International Conference at the Foreign Ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Israel's outgoing U.N. ambassador, Gabriela Shalev (left, in 2008) says the most significant threat to her country is not Iran's belligerence but efforts by European courts and by some U.N. committees to delegitimize the Jewish state. "Israel is the most isolated, lonely country in the world," she told reporters Monday in Washington at a luncheon sponsored by the Israel project.

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Sri Lankan protesters shout slogans as they clash with police outside the UN office during a protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Police have broken up a blockade of the U.N. office in Sri Lanka's capital and are escorting employees out hours after they were trapped. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

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Sri Lankan police officials scuffle with a protester outside the UN office during a protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Police have broken up a blockade of the U.N. office in Sri Lanka's capital and are escorting employees out hours after they were trapped. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

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Sri Lankan protesters perform a witchcraft ceremony to curse UN officials outside the UN office during a protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Police have broken up a blockade of the U.N. office in Sri Lanka's capital and escorted employees out of the office after hundreds of protesters, led by a government minister, laid siege to the U.N. compound in Colombo on Tuesday, and refused to let the workers out until the world body canceled its investigation of alleged abuses committed during Sri Lanka's civil war. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

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Sri Lankan protesters clash with police out side the UN office during a protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Police have broken up a blockade of the U.N. office in Sri Lanka's capital and are escorting employees out hours after they were trapped. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

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Sri Lankan police officials assist UN staffers to leave the UN office during a protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Police have broken up a blockade of the U.N. office in Sri Lanka's capital and are escorting employees out hours after they were trapped. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS U.N. special representative in Afghanistan Staffan de Mistura invites questions during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 24, 2010. A delegation of 15 members from the U.N. Security Council visited Afghanistan to meet with high-ranking officials, including Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

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Brazil's United Nations Ambassador Maria Ribeiro Viotti speaks before the United Nations Security Council voted on new sanctions against Iran on Wednesday, June 9, 2010. On Monday, June 21, 2010 Iran announced it was barring two U.N. nuclear inspectors. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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In this file photo, Brazil's United Nations Ambassador Maria Ribeiro Viotti, left, and Turkey's United Nations Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan, are alone to confer inside the United Nations Security Council following a vote to impose sanctions on Iran, New York, Wednesday, June 9, 2010. The two nations were the only members of the council to vote against sanctions, which cited Iran's nuclear buildup. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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Activists dressed as polar bears stage a protest at the U.N. Climate Summit in Copenhagen on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, on behalf of humans who are being hit hard by climate change. (AP Photo/Heribert Proepper)

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**FILE** President Barack Obama makes a statement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Dec. 18, 2009. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** A Pakistani police officer guards a U.N. car destroyed in June 2009 by suicide bomber at the Peshawar Pearl Continental Hotel. An increase in terrorist attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan triggered a spike in the number of civilians killed or wounded in 2009, pushing South Asia past the Middle East as the top terror region in the world, according to new figures compiled by a U.S. intelligence agency. (Associated Press)

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Associated press photographs Syrian military intelligence appears to be providing assistance to the U.N. special tribunal investigating the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri to shield Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (above) from blame.

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** FILE ** Susan E. Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (AP Photo)

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agence france-presse/Getty images FAO Schwarz, founded in 1862 by German immigrant Frederick August Otto Schwarz in Baltimore, has reigned for decades as the premier retailer for unique toys and a pioneer of "entertainment retail," the idea that a store could be an experience for its customers.

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** FILE ** Navanethem "Navi" Pillay, U.N. high commissioner for human rights

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Queen Rania of Jordan speaks to reporters during a meeting of U.N. regional chiefs in Amman Monday. Rania called for emergency financial aid to U.N. agencies assisting the Palestinian refugees in Gaza. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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**FILE** The United Nations headquarters in New York