Hillary Clinton Leaves State Department With High Marks

By Jane Hwang - 2013-01-31T22:14:10Z

Photograph by Brendon Smialowski/Pool/AP Images

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Hillary Clinton ends her term as the 67th secretary of state on Feb. 1 with a personal-best favorability rating of 67 percent, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll. She's worked hard for it. Clinton has visited 112 nations as America's top diplomat -- more than any previous secretary -- breaking Madeleine Albright's record of 98. Clinton logged 956,733 miles and 401 days of travel since assuming the post in 2009, according to the State Department. In a single trip last summer, she traveled 27,000 miles -- about 2,000 miles more than the circumference of the earth, according to the Associated Press. From France to Japan, Afghanistan to Mongolia, her journey was one for the State Department record books.

Left, Clinton arrives at Wattay International Airport in Vientiane, Laos.