John Kerry sworn in as secretary of state

This photograph shows former U.S. Senator John Kerry being sworn in as secretary of State on Feb. 1, 2013 at the Senate Foreign Relations Room in the U.S. Capitol. From left: John Kerry, brother Cam Kerry, wife Teresa Heinz, daughter Vanessa Kerry,and Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. CBS News

WASHINGTON John Kerry has been sworn in as America's secretary of state, replacing Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The former Massachusetts senator and 2004 presidential candidate was sworn in Friday by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. He is the 68th secretary of state.

Kerry was confirmed for the post on Tuesday by the Senate in a 94-3 vote.

The swearing-in ceremony took place on the same day that Hillary Clinton made her final remarks as secretary of state to employees at the State Department.

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