WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 17: Wearing a shamrock tie on St. Patrick's Day, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) questions a witness during a hearing about the recent popular ... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 17: Wearing a shamrock tie on St. Patrick's Day, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) questions a witness during a hearing about the recent popular uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa March 17, 2011 in Washington, DC. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns said that in light of the recent uhevals, the United States should do what it can to support the transition from authoritarian rule to democratic governance, support the emerging governments' economic reforms and continue to urge peace between Israel and the Palestinians. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) less 
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