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              FILE - In this April 19, 2012, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, arrives in Paris. Clinton’s plan for 2013 was simple. She’d embark on an epic swansong

    FILE - In this April 19, 2012, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, arrives in Paris. Clinton’s plan for 2013 was simple. She’d embark on an epic swansong

    Posted: 2/1/2013 3:38:47 AM EST
    FILE - In this April 19, 2012, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, arrives in Paris. Clinton’s plan for 2013 was simple. She’d embark on an epic swansong around the world as secretary of state, a dizzying itinerary of east-west and north-south flights that would take her past 1 million miles in the air at the helm of American diplomacy and perhaps break her own record of 112 countries visited while in the post. Her health got in the way and she was sidelined by circumstances beyond her control.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
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              FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2012, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton laughs as South African jazz singer Judith Sephuma, left, invites her to dance to African music a

    FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2012, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton laughs as South African jazz singer Judith Sephuma, left, invites her to dance to African music a

    Posted: 2/1/2013 3:38:46 AM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2012, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton laughs as South African jazz singer Judith Sephuma, left, invites her to dance to African music at a gala dinner at Sefako M. Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria, South Africa. Clinton’s plan for 2013 was simple. She’d embark on an epic swansong around the world as secretary of state, a dizzying itinerary of east-west and north-south flights that would take her past 1 million miles in the air at the helm of American diplomacy and perhaps break her own record of 112 countries visited while in the post. Her health got in the way and she was sidelined by circumstances beyond her control. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
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              The moon illuminates Israelis standing on a hill at the Israeli town of Sderot, overlooking the Gaza Strip, background right, as they watch a missile, not seen, fired by Palestinian mil

    The moon illuminates Israelis standing on a hill at the Israeli town of Sderot, overlooking the Gaza Strip, background right, as they watch a missile, not seen, fired by Palestinian mil

    Posted: 11/22/2012 2:58:41 AM EST
    The moon illuminates Israelis standing on a hill at the Israeli town of Sderot, overlooking the Gaza Strip, background right, as they watch a missile, not seen, fired by Palestinian militants from inside Gaza towards southern Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, shortly before a cease-fire is announced between Israel and Hamas. Israel and the Hamas militant group agreed to a cease-fire Wednesday to end eight days of the fiercest fighting in nearly four years, promising to halt attacks on each other and ease an Israeli blockade constricting the Gaza Strip.The deal was brokered by the new Islamist government of Egypt, solidifying its role as a leader in the quickly shifting Middle East after two days of intense shuttle diplomacy that saw U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton race to the region. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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              FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007 file photo, an Iranian technician works at the Uranium Conversion Facility just outside the city of Isfahan 255 miles (410 kilometers) south of the

    FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007 file photo, an Iranian technician works at the Uranium Conversion Facility just outside the city of Isfahan 255 miles (410 kilometers) south of the

    Posted: 11/8/2012 12:48:38 PM EST
    FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007 file photo, an Iranian technician works at the Uranium Conversion Facility just outside the city of Isfahan 255 miles (410 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran. The phrases to describe some of the looming foreign policy challenges for U.S. President Barack Obama didn't even exist when he took the oath of office the first time: the Arab Spring, the Fordo Facility housing Iran's underground uranium enrichment labs, the stealth power of new viruses bearing names such as Stuxnet and Flame in the shadow world of cyber-sabotage. But that also doesn't mean the list of earlier conflicts, stalemates and crises _ inherited by Obama in his first term and, in some cases, reaching back decades _ is any shorter for the White House. Obama has stood by the policy that tightening sanctions and diplomacy is the best course to leverage possible concessions from Iran on its nuclear program, which the West and others fear could eventually lead to atomic weapons. Iran says it only seeks reactors for energy and medical research.(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
  •  - U.S. Secretary of State Clinton delivers a speech at Georgetown University in Washington

    U.S. Secretary of State Clinton delivers a speech at Georgetown University in Washington

    Posted: 10/26/2012 5:29:31 PM EST
    United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers her speech "Energy Diplomacy in the 21st Century" at Georgetown University in Washington October 18, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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              FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011, file photo President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly. When the world’s leaders gather in New York next week for the 67th sessio

    FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011, file photo President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly. When the world’s leaders gather in New York next week for the 67th sessio

    Posted: 9/22/2012 9:13:35 AM EST
    FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011, file photo President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly. When the world’s leaders gather in New York next week for the 67th session Obama has no plans to meet privately with any of them. He will, however, make time for "The View," a freewheeling TV talk show more likely to reach voters than Obama would with the diplomacy he is skipping at the United Nations. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
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              FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011, file photo President Barack Obama addresses the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly. When the world’s leaders gather in New York next week

    FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011, file photo President Barack Obama addresses the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly. When the world’s leaders gather in New York next week

    Posted: 9/22/2012 9:13:34 AM EST
    FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011, file photo President Barack Obama addresses the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly. When the world’s leaders gather in New York next week for the 67th session Obama has no plans to meet privately with any of them. He will, however, make time for "The View," a freewheeling TV talk show more likely to reach voters than Obama would with the diplomacy he is skipping at the United Nations. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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              This undated handout photo provided by Greg Power shows chef Mike Isabella. Top-rated chefs from Washington and across the nation are joining a new effort at the U.S. State Department t

    This undated handout photo provided by Greg Power shows chef Mike Isabella. Top-rated chefs from Washington and across the nation are joining a new effort at the U.S. State Department t

    Posted: 9/7/2012 3:33:39 PM EST
    This undated handout photo provided by Greg Power shows chef Mike Isabella. Top-rated chefs from Washington and across the nation are joining a new effort at the U.S. State Department to increasingly use food as a tool for diplomacy at home and abroad. On Friday, 80 chefs and culinary leaders are being inducted into the new American Chef Corps to help Secretary of State Hillary Clinton forge person-to-person connections and cultural exchanges. (AP Photo/Greg Power)
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              FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2010 file photo, Spanish chef Jose Andres takes part in a news conference in New York. Top-rated chefs from Washington and across the nation are joining a new ef

    FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2010 file photo, Spanish chef Jose Andres takes part in a news conference in New York. Top-rated chefs from Washington and across the nation are joining a new ef

    Posted: 9/7/2012 1:18:31 PM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2010 file photo, Spanish chef Jose Andres takes part in a news conference in New York. Top-rated chefs from Washington and across the nation are joining a new effort at the U.S. State Department to increasingly use food as a tool for diplomacy at home and abroad. On Friday, 80 chefs and culinary leaders are being inducted into the new American Chef Corps to help Secretary of State Hillary Clinton forge person-to-person connections and cultural exchanges. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
  •  - Iran's Chief Negotiator Saeed Jalili meets with reporters in Moscow

    Iran's Chief Negotiator Saeed Jalili meets with reporters in Moscow

    Posted: 6/19/2012 3:43:26 PM EST
    Iran's Chief Negotiator Saeed Jalili meets with reporters in Moscow June 19, 2012. Iran's chief nuclear negotiator said on Tuesday he hoped a new round of diplomacy would soon be agreed with world powers after talks that failed to resolve their differences over Tehran's atomic programme in Moscow. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY)
  •  - Iran's Chief Negotiator Saeed Jalili addresses the media in Moscow

    Iran's Chief Negotiator Saeed Jalili addresses the media in Moscow

    Posted: 6/19/2012 3:40:48 PM EST
    Iran's Chief Negotiator Saeed Jalili addresses the media in Moscow June 19, 2012. Iran's chief nuclear negotiator said on Tuesday he hoped a new round of diplomacy would soon be agreed with world powers after talks that failed to resolve their differences over Tehran's atomic programme in Moscow. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY)
  •  - Iran's Chief Negotiator Saeed Jalili attends a meeting with reporters in Moscow

    Iran's Chief Negotiator Saeed Jalili attends a meeting with reporters in Moscow

    Posted: 6/19/2012 3:39:59 PM EST
    Iran's Chief Negotiator Saeed Jalili attends a meeting with reporters in Moscow June 19, 2012. Iran's chief nuclear negotiator said on Tuesday he hoped a new round of diplomacy would soon be agreed with world powers after talks that failed to resolve their differences over Tehran's atomic programme in Moscow. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY)
  •  - Iran's Chief Negotiator Saeed Jalili addresses reporters in Moscow

    Iran's Chief Negotiator Saeed Jalili addresses reporters in Moscow

    Posted: 6/19/2012 3:37:44 PM EST
    Iran's Chief Negotiator Saeed Jalili addresses reporters in Moscow June 19, 2012. Iran's chief nuclear negotiator said on Tuesday he hoped a new round of diplomacy would soon be agreed with world powers after talks that failed to resolve their differences over Tehran's atomic programme in Moscow. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY)
  •  - Iran's Chief Negotiator Saeed Jalili meets with reporters in Moscow

    Iran's Chief Negotiator Saeed Jalili meets with reporters in Moscow

    Posted: 6/19/2012 3:27:04 PM EST
    Iran's Chief Negotiator Saeed Jalili meets with reporters in Moscow June 19, 2012. Iran's chief nuclear negotiator said on Tuesday he hoped a new round of diplomacy would soon be agreed with world powers after talks that failed to resolve their differences over Tehran's atomic programme in Moscow. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY HEADSHOT)
  •  - Iran's Chief Negotiator Saeed Jalili meets with reporters in Moscow

    Iran's Chief Negotiator Saeed Jalili meets with reporters in Moscow

    Posted: 6/19/2012 3:24:12 PM EST
    Iran's Chief Negotiator Saeed Jalili meets with reporters in Moscow June 19, 2012. Iran's chief nuclear negotiator said on Tuesday he hoped a new round of diplomacy would soon be agreed with world powers after talks that failed to resolve their differences over Tehran's atomic programme in Moscow. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY)
  •  - Iran's Chief Negotiator Saeed Jalili addresses reporters in Moscow

    Iran's Chief Negotiator Saeed Jalili addresses reporters in Moscow

    Posted: 6/19/2012 3:22:07 PM EST
    Iran's Chief Negotiator Saeed Jalili addresses reporters in Moscow June 19, 2012. Iran's chief nuclear negotiator said on Tuesday he hoped a new round of diplomacy would soon be agreed with world powers after talks that failed to resolve their differences over Tehran's atomic programme in Moscow. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY)
  •  - File photo of World Bank President Robert Zoellick speaking at an opening news conference of the spring International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank meetings in Washington

    File photo of World Bank President Robert Zoellick speaking at an opening news conference of the spring International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank meetings in Washington

    Posted: 5/23/2012 2:45:08 PM EST
    World Bank President Robert Zoellick speaks at an opening news conference of the spring International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank meetings in Washington, in this April 19, 2012 file photo. Economists, investors and veterans of past administrations are appraising potential successors to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Zoellick, whose term as World Bank president expires in June, might prefer running U.S. diplomacy to overseeing the nation's troubled finances. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - File photo of U.S. President George W. Bush (R) greets World Bank President Robert Zoellick upon arrival at the North Portico of the White House

    File photo of U.S. President George W. Bush (R) greets World Bank President Robert Zoellick upon arrival at the North Portico of the White House

    Posted: 5/23/2012 2:44:51 PM EST
    U.S. President George W. Bush (R) greets World Bank President Robert Zoellick upon arrival at the North Portico of the White House in this November 14, 2008 file photo. Economists, investors and veterans of past administrations are appraising potential successors to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Zoellick, whose term as World Bank president expires in June, might prefer running U.S. diplomacy to overseeing the nation's troubled finances. REUTERS/Jim Young/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - A policeman inspects a car using a scanning device at a checkpoint in Baghdad's Abu Nawas street

    A policeman inspects a car using a scanning device at a checkpoint in Baghdad's Abu Nawas street

    Posted: 5/23/2012 3:43:55 AM EST
    A policeman inspects a car using a scanning device at a checkpoint in Baghdad's Abu Nawas street May 23, 2012. Wednesday's meeting between Iran and six world powers - the United States, Russia, China, Germany, France and Britain - will be the second since diplomacy resumed in mid-April in Istanbul after a 15-month hiatus that saw tensions soar. REUTERS/Saad Shalash (IRAQ - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY)
  •  - Policemen operate a checkpoint in Baghdad's Abu Nawas street

    Policemen operate a checkpoint in Baghdad's Abu Nawas street

    Posted: 5/23/2012 3:43:03 AM EST
    Policemen operate a checkpoint in Baghdad's Abu Nawas street May 23, 2012.Wednesday's meeting between Iran and six world powers - the United States, Russia, China, Germany, France and Britain - will be the second since diplomacy resumed in mid-April in Istanbul after a 15-month hiatus that saw tensions soar.REUTERS/Saad Shalash (IRAQ - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY)