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Clinton Returns to Work

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton chairs her weekly meeting of the Assistant Secretaries of State at the State Department in Washington, January 7, 2013. (Department of State)
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is back at work after recovering from a blood clot that forced her to spend three nights in the hospital.

A State Department photograph showed Clinton presiding over a meeting with assistant secretaries Monday. No public events are scheduled.

Later this week she is due to meet with several dignitaries, including a meeting Thursday with visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Clinton was released last week, capping a month of health concerns that included a stomach virus and a concussion she suffered after fainting at her home.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Hospitalization

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Hospitalization

December 10, 2012: Stomach virus forced her to stay away from Friends of Syria meeting in Morocco
December 15, 2012: Officials say Clinton fainted at home, suffered a concussion earlier in the week
December 30, 2012: Hospitalized after a blood clot stemming from the concussion is found
January 2, 2013: Leaves New York hospital following treatment with blood thinners
While not at her office, Clinton has been talking to staff and some foreign officials by telephone.

Her illness forced her to postpone testimony at congressional hearings about the September attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

State Department officials said Clinton still intends to appear before the committees investigating the violence.

President Barack Obama has nominated Senator John Kerry to replace Clinton, who did not plan to stay for the president's second term in office.