New US Secretary of State John Kerry sworn in

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John Kerry is sworn in by Vice-President Joe Biden

John Kerry has been sworn in as US Secretary of State, replacing Hillary Clinton.

Vice-President Joe Biden, swearing in his longtime friend, said: "Few men or women I have ever worked with have more integrity or honour than John Kerry."

Kerry quipped: "I've grown used to being sworn at, it's really nice to be sworn in."

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John Kerry officially sworn in

John Kerry has been sworn in as US Secretary of State, replacing Hillary Clinton.