The U.S. President takes to TV, the British Prime Minister rises in the House of Commons, but when Nikita Khrushchev wants to tell the world, he attends a cocktail party. Last week the scene was Moscow's Egyptian embassy, the occasion a reception for Egypt's War Minister Major General Abdel Hakim Amer. Nikita easily held the center of the stage. But in a brief encounter, he was almost upstaged by an amateur, TIME-LIFE Photographer John Bryson. Bryson's account:

I SLUNK with a shy smile into the embassy drawing room. The smoke-filled hall was an epitome of sophistication, dark suits, military uniforms, low-cut dowdy...

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