Kerry a familiar face on the world stage - Article Photos 4/4

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2009 file photo, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, right, whispers with the U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass, left, as Kai Eide head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan is seen, center, during a press conference, in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009. Kerry, President Barack Obama’s choice for secretary of state, is a familiar face to the world leaders vital to American interests. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)