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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's legacy is sure to be debated long after today, when she ends her term and leaves the State Department. She worked tirelessly to bring attention to the rights of women and girls worldwide and orchestrated a warming of relations with longtime pariah state Myanmar. There were missteps along the way, mainly in the Middle East. But she leaves with widespread popularity and numbers that bear out her dedication: 112 countries visited, 956,733 total miles traveled, 401 travel days.

McClatchy Newspapers

2009

Countries visited: 44

Total mileage: 206,799

Notable trip

Feb. 15-22: Asia

Clinton visited Japan, Indonesia, South Korea and China in her first trip abroad as secretary of state. In Beijing, she met with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi. They discussed the global economic crisis, clean energy and climate change. Clinton also stressed the importance of China's human rights record.

2010

Countries visited: 71

Total mileage: 219,390

notable trip

Jan. 16: Haiti

Clinton canceled a scheduled trip to the Pacific and instead traveled to Port-au-Prince to see the effects of Haiti's devastating earthquake and met with President Rene Preval. "We will be here today, tomorrow, and for the time ahead,'' she said. "And speaking personally, I know of the great resilience and strength of the Haitian people.''

2011

Countries visited: 46

Total mileage: 269,292

notable trip

Oct. 17-23: Malta, Libya, Oman, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

Clinton visited Tripoli, Libya, to congratulate the Libyan people on the overthrow of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. She also made an unannounced stop in Kabul, Afghanistan, where she met with President Hamid Karzai.

2012

Countries visited: 71

Total mileage: 261,042*

notable trip

Nov. 11-22: Australia, Singapore, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Israel, Egypt

On this extended trip, Clinton accompanied President Barack Obama to Cambodia. At the end of their visit, the president sent her to the Middle East to help defuse the Gaza Strip crisis between Hamas and Israel.

*As of Dec. 10







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