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STORY: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was ceremonially sworn in as the 68th secretary of State, after serving five terms in the U.S. Senate, where he worked on the foreign relations committee for some 28 years, the last four as its chairman.
Earlier in his career Kerry worked as a prosecutor and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, returning to the United States to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about his disillusionment with the war.
In following Hillary Clinton and her predecessor, Condoleezza Rice, Kerry will be the first man to lead the State Department since Colin Powell stepped down in 2005.
Kerry ceremonially sworn in at State (1:14)
Feb. 6 - Secretary of State John Kerry is ceremonially sworn-in by Vice President Joe Biden at the Department of State. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). ( Transcript )