Faces of Obama's cabinet

Posted: 3:23 PM EDT Mar 18, 2013   Updated: 11:44 AM EDT Apr 27, 2015

Loretta Lynch was sworn in as U.S. attorney general on Monday. She's the first African-American woman to hold the position. Click through to see more faces of President Obama's cabinet.

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After more than five months -- the longest wait for an attorney general nominee since the Reagan administration -- Loretta Lynch becomes the first African-American woman to hold the position. Lynch succeeds Eric Holder, who announced his resignation in September. Click through to see more of Obama's cabinet.

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