SHOTLIST:

POOL VIDEO - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Washington - February 1, 2013

1. Wide shot Hillary Clinton being introduced

2. SOUNDBITE Hillary Clinton, 67th Secretary of State: "As I look back over these past four years, I am very proud of the work we have done together. Of course, we live in very complex and even dangerous times, as we saw again just today at our embassy in Ankara, where we were attacked and lost one of our foreign service nationals and others injured. But I spoke with the ambassador, and the team at there, I spoke with my Turkish counterpart, and I told them how much we valued their commitment and their sacrifice. I know that the world we are trying to help bring into being in the 21st century will have many difficult days, but I am more optimistic today than I was when I stood here four years ago, because I have seen day after day the many contributions that our diplomats and development experts are making to help ensure that this century provides the kind of peace, progress and prosperity that not just the United States, but the entire world, especially young people, so richly deserve."

3. Few seconds of black

4. SOUNDBITE Hillary Clinton, 67th Secretary of State: "I'm proud to have been a part of you. I leave thinking of the nearly 70,000 people that I was honored to serve and lead as part of a huge extended family. And I hope that you will continue to make yourselves, make me, and make our country proud. Thank you all, and God bless you."

STORYLINE:

Hillary Rodham Clinton formally resigned Friday as America's 67th secretary of state, capping a 4-year tenure in the office that saw her shatter previous records for the number of countries visited.

In a letter sent to President Barack Obama shortly before she was to leave the State Department for the last time in her official capacity, Clinton thanked her former foe for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination for the opportunity to serve in his administration.

Clinton said it had been an honor to be part of his Cabinet and that she remained convinced of the "strength and staying power" of American global leadership.

She told staff at the State Department ""I'm proud to have been a part of you. I leave thinking of the nearly 70,000 people that I was honored to serve and lead as part of a huge extended family. And I hope that you will continue to make yourselves, make me, and make our country proud. Thank you all, and God bless you."

(****END****)