Human Rights Council Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 6/2/2012 3:30:48 AM EST
    Faysal Khabbaz Hamoui, Ambassador of the Permanent Representative Mission of the Syrian Arab Republic to Geneva, delivers his statement during a special session of the Human Rights Council at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, June 1, 2012. The Human Rights Council holds a special session on "the deterioration of the human rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic and the recent killings in Houla". (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)
  •  - An opposition flag hangs from a balcony covered with sandbags in the center of Houla

    An opposition flag hangs from a balcony covered with sandbags in the center of Houla

    Posted: 6/1/2012 1:19:43 PM EST
    An opposition flag hangs from a balcony covered with sandbags in the center of Houla June 1, 2012. The United Nations Human Rights Council condemned Syria on Friday for last week's massacre in the Houla region and called for a U.N. investigation to identify the perpetrators and gather evidence for possible criminal prosecution. REUTERS/Saria Al-Houlani/Handout (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - Sandbags cover the entrance to a shop in the center of Houla

    Sandbags cover the entrance to a shop in the center of Houla

    Posted: 6/1/2012 1:17:50 PM EST
    Sandbags cover the entrance to a shop in the center of Houla June 1, 2012. The United Nations Human Rights Council condemned Syria on Friday for last week's massacre in the Houla region and called for a U.N. investigation to identify the perpetrators and gather evidence for possible criminal prosecution. REUTERS/Saria Al-Houlani/Handout (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - Bullet casings are seen near sandbags in the center of Houla

    Bullet casings are seen near sandbags in the center of Houla

    Posted: 6/1/2012 1:14:42 PM EST
    Bullet casings are seen near sandbags in the center of Houla, near Homs June 1, 2012. The United Nations Human Rights Council condemned Syria on Friday for last week's massacre in the Houla region and called for a U.N. investigation to identify the perpetrators and gather evidence for possible criminal prosecution. REUTERS/Saria Al-Houlani/Handout (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - Men wave opposition flags at what they call Free Square in the center of Houla

    Men wave opposition flags at what they call Free Square in the center of Houla

    Posted: 6/1/2012 12:03:31 PM EST
    Men wave opposition flags at what they call Free Square in the center of Houla, near Homs June 1, 2012. The United Nations Human Rights Council condemned Syria on Friday for the massacre in Houla and called for a U.N. investigation to identify the perpetrators and gather evidence for possible criminal prosecution. REUTERS/Saria Al-Houlani/Handout (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - US Ambassador Donahoe listens to a speech during the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria in Geneva

    US Ambassador Donahoe listens to a speech during the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria in Geneva

    Posted: 6/1/2012 7:34:53 AM EST
    United States Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe listens to a speech during the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva June 1, 2012. The 47-state forum in Geneva holds an emergency session on Friday - its fourth on Syria in a year - following last week's slaughter of at least 108 people, nearly half of them children. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)
  •  - A pigeon flies around hall during Human Rights Council special session on situation in Syria at UN in Geneva

    A pigeon flies around hall during Human Rights Council special session on situation in Syria at UN in Geneva

    Posted: 6/1/2012 7:11:07 AM EST
    A pigeon flies around the hall below the ceiling made by Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo, during the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva June 1, 2012. The 47-state forum in Geneva holds an emergency session on Friday - its fourth on Syria in a year - following last week's slaughter of at least 108 people, nearly half of them children. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS ANIMALS)
  •  - Pigeon perches on ceiling during Human Rights Council special session on situation in Syria at UN in Geneva

    Pigeon perches on ceiling during Human Rights Council special session on situation in Syria at UN in Geneva

    Posted: 6/1/2012 7:09:30 AM EST
    A stray pigeon perches on a part of the ceiling made by Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo, during the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva June 1, 2012. The 47-state forum in Geneva holds an emergency session on Friday - its fourth on Syria in a year - following last week's slaughter of at least 108 people, nearly half of them children. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS ANIMALS)
  •  - Russia's Ambassador to the UN Borodavkin pauses during the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria in Geneva

    Russia's Ambassador to the UN Borodavkin pauses during the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria in Geneva

    Posted: 6/1/2012 7:05:37 AM EST
    Russia's Ambassador to the U.N. Alexey Borodavkin pauses during the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva June 1, 2012. The 47-state forum in Geneva holds an emergency session on Friday - its fourth on Syria in a year - following last week's slaughter of at least 108 people, nearly half of them children. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)
  •  - China's Ambassador to the UN Liu addresses the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria in Geneva

    China's Ambassador to the UN Liu addresses the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria in Geneva

    Posted: 6/1/2012 6:54:49 AM EST
    China's Ambassador to the U.N. Liu Zhenmin addresses the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva June 1, 2012. The 47-state forum in Geneva holds an emergency session on Friday - its fourth on Syria in a year - following last week's slaughter of at least 108 people, nearly half of them children. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - View of the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva

    View of the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva

    Posted: 6/1/2012 6:53:32 AM EST
    View of the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva June 1, 2012. The 47-state forum in Geneva holds an emergency session on Friday - its fourth on Syria in a year - following last week's slaughter of at least 108 people, nearly half of them children. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - A delegate talks on her mobile phone before the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria at United Nations in Geneva

    A delegate talks on her mobile phone before the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria at United Nations in Geneva

    Posted: 6/1/2012 6:52:20 AM EST
    A delegate talks on her mobile phone before the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva June 1, 2012. The 47-state forum in Geneva holds an emergency session on Friday - its fourth on Syria in a year - following last week's slaughter of at least 108 people, nearly half of them children. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Delegates talk before the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva

    Delegates talk before the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva

    Posted: 6/1/2012 6:50:35 AM EST
    Delegates talk before the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva June 1, 2012. The 47-state forum in Geneva holds an emergency session on Friday - its fourth on Syria in a year - following last week's slaughter of at least 108 people, nearly half of them children. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Syrian ambassador to the UN Hamoui pauses during the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria in Geneva

    Syrian ambassador to the UN Hamoui pauses during the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria in Geneva

    Posted: 6/1/2012 6:49:41 AM EST
    Syrian ambassador to the United Nations Faysal Khabbaz Hamoui pauses during the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva June 1, 2012. The 47-state forum in Geneva holds an emergency session on Friday - its fourth on Syria in a year - following last week's slaughter of at least 108 people, nearly half of them children. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)
  •  - Syrian ambassador to the UN Hamoui pauses during the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria in Geneva

    Syrian ambassador to the UN Hamoui pauses during the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria in Geneva

    Posted: 6/1/2012 6:49:07 AM EST
    Syrian ambassador to the United Nations Faysal Khabbaz Hamoui pauses during the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva June 1, 2012. The 47-state forum in Geneva holds an emergency session on Friday - its fourth on Syria in a year - following last week's slaughter of at least 108 people, nearly half of them children. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)
  •  - Syrian ambassador to the UN Hamoui arrives to the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria in Geneva

    Syrian ambassador to the UN Hamoui arrives to the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria in Geneva

    Posted: 6/1/2012 6:48:16 AM EST
    Syrian ambassador to the United Nations Faysal Khabbaz Hamoui arrives at the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva June 1, 2012. The 47-state forum in Geneva holds an emergency session on Friday - its fourth on Syria in a year - following last week's slaughter of at least 108 people, nearly half of them children. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Syrian ambassador to the UN Hamoui arrives to the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria in Geneva

    Syrian ambassador to the UN Hamoui arrives to the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria in Geneva

    Posted: 6/1/2012 6:44:27 AM EST
    Syrian ambassador to the United Nations Faysal Khabbaz Hamoui arrives at the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria, at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva June 1, 2012. The 47-state forum in Geneva holds an emergency session on Friday - its fourth on Syria in a year - following last week's slaughter of at least 108 people, nearly half of them children. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Germany's Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle speaks during an event to promote Germany's candidacy for the United Nation's Human Rights Council

    Germany's Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle speaks during an event to promote Germany's candidacy for the United Nation's Human Rights Council

    Posted: 4/12/2012 8:41:08 PM EST
    Germany's Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle speaks during an event to promote Germany's candidacy for the United Nation's Human Rights Council in New York April 12, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Germany's Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle leaves the podium after speaking at an event to promote Germany's candidacy for the United Nation's Human Rights Council

    Germany's Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle leaves the podium after speaking at an event to promote Germany's candidacy for the United Nation's Human Rights Council

    Posted: 4/12/2012 8:35:24 PM EST
    Germany's Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle leaves the podium after speaking at an event to promote Germany's candidacy for the United Nation's Human Rights Council in New York April 12, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Germany's Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle speaks to guests during an event to promote Germany's candidacy for the United Nation's Human Rights Council

    Germany's Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle speaks to guests during an event to promote Germany's candidacy for the United Nation's Human Rights Council

    Posted: 4/12/2012 8:32:55 PM EST
    Germany's Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle speaks to guests during an event to promote Germany's candidacy for the United Nation's Human Rights Council in New York April 12, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)