1 MILLION MILES: From Moscow to Cambodia, John Kerry has seen it all

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US Secretary of State John Kerry looks out over Baghdad from a helicopter on September 10, 2014.
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John Kerry recently became the most traveled US secretary of state in history, narrowly edging past a previous record set by Condoleezza Rice under President George W. Bush.

As of April 7, Kerry traveled 1,055,000 miles for the job. To have traveled that far, Kerry has spent 2,297.03 hours in flight, which works out to 95.7 days.

In total, he has had 466 travel days so far in his tenure and has visited 80 countries.

We have put together some of our favorite photos of Kerry’s travels below.


RUSSIA: Kerry poses in front of St. Basil’s cathedral during a walk at the Red Square in Moscow on May 7, 2013.

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KENYA: Kerry takes a selfie with a baby elephant while touring the Sheldrick Center Elephant Orphanage at the Nairobi National Park on May 3, 2015.

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UZBEKISTAN: Kerry tours the Registan cultural site in Samarkand, November 1, 2015.

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BAHRAIN: Kerry tours the mine countermeasures ship USS Devastator at the Naval Support Activity Bahrain base in the Gulf on April 7, 2016.

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IRAQ: Kerry looks out over Baghdad from a helicopter on September 10, 2014.

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FRANCE: Kerry pauses to take a photograph of the River Seine from the Pont des Arts pedestrian bridge on his way to meet with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius at the Quai d’Orsay in Paris, October 13, 2014.

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SPAIN: Kerry poses with a guitar, given as a present by Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, during a meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Madrid, October 18, 2015.

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VIETNAM: Kerry rides a boat through the Mekong River Delta December 15, 2013. It was the first time Kerry has returned to the Mekong River Delta since he commanded a swift patrol boat during the Vietnam War.

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CAMBODIA: Kerry holds a “I love Cambodia” t-shirt that he bought for his grandchild as he walks out of the souvenir shop in Phnom Penh on January 26, 2016

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JAPAN: Kerry and G7 foreign ministers visit the Itsukushima Shrine as they take a cultural break from their meetings in nearby Hiroshima to visit Miyajima Island on April 10, 2016.

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JORDAN: Kerry looks over papers while flying in a military plane on his way to visit Jordan and Iraq on September 10, 2014.

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GERMANY: Kerry waves a bag of chocolates he bought at the Fassbender and Rausch store in Berlin, October 22, 2014.

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LAOS: Kerry tours the That Luang Stupa or “Pha That Luang,” in Vientiane on Monday in January 25, 2016.

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SAUDI ARABI: Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (C) walks alongside Kerry upon Kery’s arrival at King Khalid International Airport in the Saudi capital Riyadh January 5, 2014.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Kerry visits the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi on November 23, 2015.

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Kerry kicks a soccer ball around during an airplane refueling stop at Sal Island, Cape Verde, enroute to Washington, DC, May 5, 2014.

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KAZAKHSTAN: Kerry tours Hazrat Sultan Mosque with Chief Imam Serikbay Oraz in Astana on November 2, 2015.

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AFGHANISTAN: Kerry meets US military personnel at Resolute Support Headquarters in Kabul April 9, 2016.

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AUSTRIA: Kerry communicates from aboard his plane on his way to Vienna, Austria on what is expected to be “implementation day,” the day the International Atomic Energy Agency verifies that Iran has met all conditions under the nuclear deal, January 16, 2016.

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POLAND: Kerry buys pastries at Cafe Baguette during a walking tour of central Warsaw, November 5, 2013.

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TURKMENISTAN: Kerry is escorted by Turkmenistan’s Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov upon arriving at Ashgabat Airport in Ashgabat on November 3, 2015.

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ISRAEL: Kerry shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before their meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, November 24, 2015.

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