gallery Richard Holbrooke
The gifted diplomat dedicated his life to making the world a more just and peaceful place—typical of the dedicated diplomats now vilified by the anarchists at WikiLeaks, writes Harold Evans. This tough prince of peace will be hard to replace.
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President Obama speaks with Holbrooke at the State Department in Washington in January 2009.
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Holbrooke talks to Afghan President Hamid Karzai at Kabul International Airport in April 2010.
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Holbrooke listens to Maj. Gen. Richard P. Mills, Commanding General of the First Marine Expeditionary Force in Helmand, during his visit to Marjah, south of Kabul, Afghanistan.
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President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Richard Holbrooke in the Oval Office during a briefing prior to meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in May 2009.
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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton listens as Holbrooke speaks about the relief workers killed in Afghanistan at the State Department in Washington in August 2010.
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Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal and Richard Holbrooke wait for the arrival of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the military airport in Kabul, Afghanistan in November 2009.
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Holbrooke visits Pakistani children who survived floods and live in a camp set up for displaced people in the Makli area of Sindh province, Pakistan, in September 2010. Holbrooke sought to highlight Washington's aid efforts.
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U.S. Sen. John Warner, (R-VA), left, talks with Holbrooke before a meeting of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan at U.N. headquarters in January 2000.
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Holbrooke, then the U.S. representative to the U.N., conferring with U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright during a U.N. Security Council meeting on Small Arms in New York.
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Holbrooke shakes hands with United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan after a forum of Wall Street workers on World AIDS Day, in New York in December 2004. The discussions focused on the global impact of treating, researching and funding AIDS-related work, especially in developing countries.
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Honoree Richard Holbrooke and his wife, journalist and author Kati Marton, talk with Matt Dillon at the 1st Annual Power of Film Gala Benefit FilmAid International at the Time Warner Cafe in October 2006.