Committe Chairman John Kerry , D-MA, speaks during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the nomination of Robert Beecroft to be ambassador to Iraq Sept. 19 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A map in China's new passports shows disputed islands and territorial waters as belonging to China, which has angered several of its neighbors. He Yuan/EPA/Landov hide caption

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President Obama (center) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (right) toured the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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The Capitol on Monday, as Congress prepared to return for its post-election lame duck session. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Obama supporters react as President Barack Obama was declared the winner Tuesday, during the Nevada State Democratic Party gathering at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. John Gurzinski/AP hide caption

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South Floridians stood in long lines Sunday during the last day of early voting in Miami. Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

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President Obama is greeted by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie upon arriving in Atlantic City, N.J., on Wednesday to visit areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Workers try to clear boats and debris from the New Jersey Transit's Morgan draw bridge on Wednesday in South Amboy, N.J., after Monday's storm surge from Sandy pushed boats and cargo containers onto the train tracks. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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A street light and utility pole brought down by Hurricane Sandy lay on the street in Avalon, N.J. About 2.5 million customers had no power Tuesday in New Jersey. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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In New York City's financial district, cars floated in a flooded subterranean basement a day after Hurricane Sandy tore across the East Coast. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Waves crashed over a road in Winthrop, Mass., as Hurricane Sandy moved toward coastal areas Monday. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren prepare to spar at a debate earlier this month in Lowell, Mass. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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