Today's "Photo of the Week" comes to us from Secretary Kerry's staff who are currently traveling with him to the Middle East and Africa. This photograph was taken as the Secretary's U.S. Air Force jet was flying over the Red Sea on its way to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Since taking office only a few months ago, Secretary Kerry has logged 85,540 travel miles by visiting 21 countries in 44 days. According to our estimates, he's spent 188 hours (or 8 days) inside his plane!
As grueling as the Secretary's travel schedule can be, there are moments like the one captured in this photo in which you can appreciate the wonder of air travel and the beauty of the different hues that make the sky inspiring to stare at while passing the time in flight.
The Secretary is currently in Ethiopia celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the African Union. To learn more of Secretary's travel, follow him at www.state.gov/secretary/travel/index.htm.
About the Author: Richard Buangan serves as Director of Digital Engagement at the U.S. Department of State.