Photo of the Week: Visit to the State Department Gift Shop

February 15, 2013
Secretary Kerry Visits the Gift Shop at the Department of State

Today's "Photo of the Week" comes from the Department of State's official photographer, Michael Gross, and shows Secretary Kerry visiting the gift shop in the basement (fondly nicknamed "Foggy Bottom") of the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on February 15, 2013.

Secretary Kerry's second week in office has been just as busy as the first attending (and tweeting about) the President's State of the Union speech and meeting with foreign dignitaries such as Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton, and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano.

Nonetheless, he still manages to explore the massive Harry S Truman Building to meet his State Department colleagues.



tarik c.
February 17, 2013

I am a young Moroccan man I have a lot of intellectual and artistic talent dreamed Basafar to America for work and creativity Is there a way help me achieve this dream despite moral and physical barriers are preventing me from doing so frankly I'm a creative dream to live and work and creativity in America

Michael H.
California, USA
February 18, 2013

Michael H. in California writes:

The State Department has a gift shop? Is there a good reason for its existence?

John P.
February 22, 2013

John P. in Greece writes:

I did not know about the gift shop. Extremely interesting! I got an idea to share... if applicable.

Why don't you also create an e-commerce of this project? It would be very interesting for us abroad to have the capability to see the gift items and why not to order anything we like using the usual e-credit paths.

Please let me know if you already have a URL for this.


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