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U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) testifies during his Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing to be secretary of state, on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) testifies during his Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing to be secretary of state, on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) testifies during his Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing to be secretary of state, on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) departs after testifying before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be secretary of state, on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) departs after testifying before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be secretary of state, on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) departs after testifying before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be secretary of state, on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) signs an autograph for Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff member Bertie Bowman (L) after Kerry testified during his confirmation hearing to be secretary of state, on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) signs an autograph for Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff member Bertie Bowman (L) after Kerry testified during his confirmation hearing to be secretary of state, on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 24, 2013....more

U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) signs an autograph for Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff member Bertie Bowman (L) after Kerry testified during his confirmation hearing to be secretary of state, on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) testifies during his Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing as U.S. Secretary of State on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) testifies during his Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing as U.S. Secretary of State on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) testifies during his Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing as U.S. Secretary of State on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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