Kerry Hosts International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony At State Dep't

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US First Lady Michelle Obama hugs Elena Milashina of Russia after... Nieuwsfoto'sMichelle Obama,Omhelzen,Overheid,Politiek,Rusland,Staatssecretaris,VS Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken,Verenigde Staten,Verticaal,Volwassen,Volwassen vrouwen,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPUS First Lady Michelle Obama (L) hugs Elena Milashina of Russia after presenting her with the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award inside the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the U.S. Department of State March 8, 2013, in Washington. The Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award annually recognizes women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women’s rights and empowerment, often at great personal risk. Since the inception of this award in 2007, the Department of State has honored 67 women from 45 different countries. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)