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Condoleezza Rice Portrait Unveiled at State Department

Image: John Kerry Unveils Portrait Of Condoleezza Rice At State Department
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, left, watches as her official State Department portrait is unveiled during a ceremony in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the State Department on June 18, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Getty Images

In a rare display of bipartisan civility, Democrats and Republicans came together on Wednesday to honor former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

At a luncheon ceremony to unveil Rice's official State Department portrait, Secretary of State John Kerry lamented that partisanship in Washington has become "toxic." But he quickly added that the practice of diplomacy is bipartisan and that all secretaries of state are committed to promoting American ideals and leadership abroad.

Image: Secretary of State John Kerry smiles with former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talks with Secretary of State John Kerry during the ceremony on June 18, 2014. PAUL J. RICHARDS / AFP - Getty Images

— The Associated Press