Secretary of State John Kerry using his head Tuesday in Kabul, where he met the captain of that nation's women's soccer team. Jason Reed/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., at his confirmation hearing last week. Zhang Jun /Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio bangs the gavel after being re-elected as House Speaker of the 113th Congress on Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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