John Kerry in Kuwait

US Secretary of State visits Kuwait as part of his official tour of the Middle East – his fifth trip to the region in as many months
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US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) is greeted by Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheik Sabah Khalid al-Hamadal-Sabah at Bayan Palace in Kuwait City on June 26, 2013. After Kuwait, Kerry flies later in the day to Jordan on his latest push to resume direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, hoping to overcome doubts on whether he can succeed. It is Kerry's fifth visit to the region since the veteran senator became the top US diplomat in February. He has vowed to keep pressing to solve one the world's most intractable disputes, while warning that the clock is ticking. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheik Sabah Khalid al-Hamad al-Sabah (3rd L) walks with US Secretary of State John Kerry, and Kuwaiti Ambassador to the US Sheik Salem Abdullah Jaber al Sabah, after Kerry's meeting with the Kuwaiti Emir (unseen), at Bayan Palace in Kuwait City on June 26, 2013. After Kuwait, Kerry flies later in the day to Jordan on his latest push to resume direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, hoping to overcome doubts on whether he can succeed. It is Kerry's fifth visit to the region since the veteran senator became the top US diplomat in February. He has vowed to keep pressing to solve one the world's most intractable disputes, while warning that the clock is ticking. (AFP/Getty Images)
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US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with Kuwaiti Emir Sheik Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah (R) at Bayan Palace in Kuwait City on June 26, 2013. After Kuwait, Kerry flies later in the day to Jordan on his latest push to resume direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, hoping to overcome doubts on whether he can succeed. It is Kerry's fifth visit to the region since the veteran senator became the top US diplomat in February. He has vowed to keep pressing to solve one the world's most intractable disputes, while warning that the clock is ticking. (AFP/Getty Images)
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US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to US Embassy staff while in Kuwait City on June 26, 2013. After Kuwait, Kerry flies later in the day to Jordan on his latest push to resume direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, hoping to overcome doubts on whether he can succeed. It is Kerry's fifth visit to the region since the veteran senator became the top US diplomat in February. He has vowed to keep pressing to solve one the world's most intractable disputes, while warning that the clock is ticking. (AFP/Getty Images)
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) points toward the Gulf as Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheik Sabah Khalid al-Hamad al-Sabah (R) speaks about their location during a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kuwait City on June 26, 2013. After Kuwait, Kerry flies later in the day to Jordan on his latest push to resume direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, hoping to overcome doubts on whether he can succeed. (AFP/Getty Images)
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a news conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kuwait City on June 26, 2013. Kerry is on an official tour of the Middle East, his fifth trip to the region in as many months. Behind him is an image of Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed al-Sabah. (AFP/Getty Images)
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry makes the thumbs-up sign as he says goodbye in Kuwait City on June 26, 2013, en route to Amman, Jordan, where he plans to have meetings on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. (AFP/Getty Images)
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Sheikha Hussah Sabah al Salem al Sabah (R), the director general of Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah (DAI), a cultural organisation based around her and her husband's private art collection, look at an illuminated Koran or Muslim holy book, during a tour of the DAI displayed at the Amricani Cultural Centre in Kuwait City, on June 26, 2013. Kerry is on an official tour of the Middle East, his fifth trip to the region in as many months. (AFP/Getty Images)
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) and Sheikha Hussah Sabah al Salem al Sabah (L), the director general of Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah (DAI), a cultural organisation based around her and her husband's private art collection, is offered some sweets during a tour of the DAI displayed at the Amricani Cultural Centre in Kuwait City, on June 26, 2013. Kerry is on an official tour of the Middle East, his fifth trip to the region in as many months. (AFP/Getty Images)
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Sheikha Hussah Sabah al Salem al Sabah (R), the director general of Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah (DAI), a cultural organisation based around her and her husband's private art collection, look at a map of the region showing the major ancient cities during a tour of the DAI displayed at the Amricani Cultural Centre in Kuwait City, on June 26, 2013. Kerry is on an official tour of the Middle East, his fifth trip to the region in as many months. (AFP/Getty Images)