Cabinet meeting

New York Times photographer Doug Mills shot an overhead view of the president meeting with his cabinet—sans Secretary Kerry who is in Geneva negotiating international takeover of Syria’s chemical arsenal with the Russian foreign minister. I note that the president is flanked on his side of the table by four women and two men; I wonder if such an alignment occurred in previous administrations:

President Obama meets with his Cabinet… missing is Secretary Kerry. #Syria

— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) September 12, 2013