John Kerry, on his first trip abroad as secretary of state, walks with French President Francois Hollande after their meeting at Elysee Palace in Paris on Feb. 27. Kerry's nine-day trip took him through Europe and the Middle East. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Secretary of State John Kerry (center, right) meets with members of Egyptian political parties in Cairo on Saturday. Khaled ElFiqi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the press prior to talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the State Department in Washington on Friday. Nicholas Kamm /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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