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Kerry takes reins at State in 'homecoming'

New US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to employees upon arrival at the State Department on February 4, 2013 in Washington.John Kerry seized the reins of US diplomacy on Monday, winning a warm welcome from State Department staff as he took over from Hillary Clinton in what he described as a "homecoming." Proving that "the Foreign Service is in my genes," Kerry brandished a battered copy of his first diplomatic passport, issued at the age of 11 when his diplomat father was posted to Berlin.