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For the first time in a month, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is back at work.

Clinton,65, has a string of meetings lined up after weeks that included anillness, a concussion after a fall, and a hospital stay because of ablood clot in her head.

"She's looking forward to getting back to the office," State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said last week.

Clinton's schedule this week includes a meeting with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai.

Theformer first lady will continue to work at the State Department untilher designated successor -- Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. -- is confirmed,which is expected later this week.

Then starts more talk overwhether Clinton -- defeated in the 2008 Democratic primaries by BarackObama -- will seek the presidency again in 2016.