Photo Summary: Clinton’s Interrupted Pacific Trip

What a crazy week it was for Secretary Clinton last week. She was supposed to complete a Pacific trip that included Hawaii, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, and Australia — a trip that was supposed to have ended today. Instead, she ended up having to cut her trip short in Hawaii and return to Washington ...

Images, top to bottom: First 10 by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images, last photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images
Images, top to bottom: First 10 by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images, last photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images
Images, top to bottom: First 10 by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images, last photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images

What a crazy week it was for Secretary Clinton last week. She was supposed to complete a Pacific trip that included Hawaii, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, and Australia -- a trip that was supposed to have ended today. Instead, she ended up having to cut her trip short in Hawaii and return to Washington to deal with relief for Haiti in the aftermath of its devastating earthquake. Here, though, is a photo summary of her interrupted trip.

Above, Clinton steps out of her vehicle before boarding her plane on Jan. 11 at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Heading to the Pacific, Haiti was probably far from her mind.

What a crazy week it was for Secretary Clinton last week. She was supposed to complete a Pacific trip that included Hawaii, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, and Australia — a trip that was supposed to have ended today. Instead, she ended up having to cut her trip short in Hawaii and return to Washington to deal with relief for Haiti in the aftermath of its devastating earthquake. Here, though, is a photo summary of her interrupted trip.

Above, Clinton steps out of her vehicle before boarding her plane on Jan. 11 at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Heading to the Pacific, Haiti was probably far from her mind.

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

With a lei around her neck, Clinton chats with base personnel on Jan. 11 after arriving at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu.

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MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Clinton greets Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada as he arrives for a bilateral meeting at a hotel in Honolulu on Jan. 12.

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MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Clinton, with a fruity-looking beverage, sits across from Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada during their bilateral meeting.

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MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada speaks during a joint news conference with Clinton following their meeting. They made these remarks.

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MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Clinton visits the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu on Jan. 12. The memorial marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 men killed on the USS Arizona when Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

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MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Clinton lays a wreath at the USS Arizona Memorial and quietly reflects on those who perished during the Pearl Harbor attack.

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Clinton greets Pearl Harbor survivors at the USS Arizona Memorial.

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MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Clinton speaks on the U.S. vision for Asia-Pacific multilateral engagement at the East-West Center in Honolulu on Jan. 12. Before beginning her speech, she made these remarks about the earthquake in Haiti. The full text of her speech is here.

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MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

In Honolulu on Jan. 13, a very concerned Clinton speaks on a cell phone in a hotel lobby before briefing reporters on the earthquake in Haiti. She was on the phone all morning long.

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MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Clinton speaks about the Haitian earthquake during a news conference at U.S. Pacific Command on Jan. 13 in Honolulu. Clinton announced that she was canceling the rest of her Pacific trip and returning to Washington that afternoon.

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MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

After leaving warm Hawaii for chilly Washington, Clinton alights from her plane upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland early in the morning on Jan. 14.

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Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images

At the White House on Jan. 14, President Barack Obama speaks about relief efforts in Haiti while  surrounded by, from left, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Vice President Joseph Biden, Secretary Clinton, and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.

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