As soon as this image moved across the wires earlier this week, it struck many of the editors here as an intense and unique situation. It's unusual to see a protestor get so close to a government official undeterred, much less before a House committee. The composition, but foremost, the tension of this image, and of Rice facing off with the protestor so closely, really jumped out at us. View and vote on all of The Week in Pictures selections: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3842331/
Desiree Fairooz of Texas jumps in front of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice before Rice testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Fairooz, an anti-war protester, waved blood-colored hands in Rice's face and shouted, "War criminal!" She was pushed away and detained by police. At right is committee Chairman Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif.