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Secretary of State John Kerry showed off his (admittedly rusty) guitar skills during a visit to Beijing’s Great Hall today. Here’s the former Massachusetts senator attempting to impress China’s Vice Premier Liu Yandong and fellow musicians:

Here he is in action. Just listen to that applause!

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Back in the 60s, Kerry played bass in a band called The Electras.

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