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In this Jan. 24, 2013 photo, Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., sits before the committee he has served on for 28 years and led for the past four as he seeks confirmation as U.S. secretary of state, on Capitol Hill in Washington.   The Committee is scheduled to vote Tuesday on Kerry's nomination to be the next secretary of state.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)