Hillary Clinton: The most-travelled Secretary of State in US history

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to end her tenure in January, 2013, leaving the limelight behind. During the past four years in office, Clinton has traveled 956,733 miles and spent 401 days visiting 112 countries and regions.

As her departure from public life approaches, we present the collection of photos to reflect the prolific nature of her foreign tours throughout her tenure.

Shuttle diplomacy in Asia

  • Sworn in

    Sworn in
    Hilary Clinton sworn in as the State Secretary of the US on Jan 21th 2009 after her nominated by President Barack Obama was approved by the Senate.
  • Killing bin Laden

    Killing bin Laden
    The US President Barack Obama (second from left), Vice President Joe Biden (first from left), State Secretary Hillary Clinton (second from right) and Defense Secretary Robert Gates (first from right) sit around a table in the White House to closely monitor the covert operation that killed Bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda, on May 1st in 2011.
  • Visits Jeruselem

    Visits Jeruselem
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the Holocaust Art Museum in Jerusalem March 3, 2009.
  • At NATO meeting

    At NATO meeting
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attended a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels, Belgium, on Dec 4th 2012.
  • Visits US base in Afghanistan

    Visits US base in Afghanistan
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, poses with U.S. Army soldiers during a brief visit to the U.S. camp at the military airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 19, 2009.
  • Posing with Libyan soldiers

    Posing with Libyan soldiers
    Hilary Clinton poses with Libyan soldiers in front of the camera before ending her visit to Tripoli from October 18th 2011. It’s the first time that a US Cabinet official has stepped on the land of Libya’s capital.
  • In Iraq

    In Iraq
    Making her first trip to Iraq as America’s top diplomat in April, 2009
  • With Russian FM

    With Russian FM
    The Secretary of State meets with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in Geneva. She presents a gift box with a button bearing the Russian word “reset.” But Lavrov says the Russian word actually means “overcharge.”
  • In Haiti for quake relief

    In Haiti for quake relief
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses the impact of the deadly 7.0 earthquake that jolts Haiti with President Rene Preval in a tent on Jan 16th 2010.
  • Addresses climate summit

    Addresses climate summit
    Clinton proposes $20B Climate Fund at COP15 climate summit in December, 2009