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**FILE** Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks May 24, 2012, during a news conference at the State Department in Washington. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington on Thursday, May 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington on Thursday, May 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng (center) holds hands with Gary Locke (right), U.S. Ambassador to China, as U.S. State Department Legal Advisor Harold Koh applauds May 2, 2012, before Chen left the U.S. embassy for a hospital in Beijing. (Associated Press/U.S. Embassy Beijing Press Office)

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In this photo released by the US Embassy Beijing Press Office, blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng, center, holds hands with U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, right, as U.S. State Department Legal Advisor Harold Koh applauds, before leaving the U.S. embassy for a hospital in Beijing Wednesday May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/US Embassy Beijing Press Office, HO)

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China Blind Lawyer_Reps.jpg

In this photo released by the US Embassy Beijing Press Office, blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng, center, holds hands with U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, right, as U.S. State Department Legal Advisor Harold Koh applauds, before leaving the U.S. embassy for a hospital in Beijing Wednesday May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/US Embassy Beijing Press Office, HO)

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Blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng (center) holds hands with Gary Locke (right), U.S. Ambassador to China, as U.S. State Department Legal Advisor Harold Koh applauds May 2, 2012, before Chen left the U.S. embassy for a hospital in Beijing. (Associated Press/U.S. Embassy Beijing Press Office)

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Blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng (center) holds hands with Gary Locke (right), U.S. Ambassador to China, as U.S. State Department Legal Advisor Harold Koh applauds May 2, 2012, before Chen left the U.S. embassy for a hospital in Beijing. (Associated Press/U.S. Embassy Beijing Press Office)

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China Blind Lawyer_Lea_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

Blind lawyer and dissident Chen Guangcheng (center) holds hands with Gary Locke (right), U.S. ambassador to China, as U.S. State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh (left) applauds before Mr. Chen leaves the embassy for a hospital in Beijing on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/U.S. Embassy Beijing Press Office)

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China Blind Lawyer_Lea.jpg

Blind lawyer and dissident Chen Guangcheng (center) holds hands with Gary Locke (right), U.S. ambassador to China, as U.S. State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh (left) applauds before Mr. Chen leaves the embassy for a hospital in Beijing on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/U.S. Embassy Beijing Press Office)

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The U.S. State Department has placed a $10 million bounty on Hafiz Mohammad Saeed (center), who founded the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (right) extends her hand to Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul during a press briefing following their meeting at the State Department in Washington on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies Feb. 28, 2012, on Capitol Hill on the State Department's fiscal 2013 budget. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies Feb. 28, 2012, on Capitol Hill before the Senate on the State Department's fiscal 2013 budget. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during the first State Department-hosted Global Business Conference on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and EU High Representative Catherine Ashton take part in a news conference Feb. 17, 2012, at the State Department in Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks Jan. 12, 2012, during a news conference the State Department in Washington with Algerian Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci. (Associated Press)

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"No one is immune from the waves of change. ...We are witnessing something that is transformative and whose full impact will play out over years, maybe decades, ahead." - Nicholas Burns, a professor of diplomacy and international politics at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a former No. 3 official at the State Department

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U.S. Embassy in Beijing: "Eagle Landing on Pine Branch" by Cai Guo Qiang (State Department photo)

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U.S. Embassy, Karachi, Pakistan: "Enclosed" by Adeela Suleman (State Department photo)