08/02/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Cast Couture: Politicos Who Persevere In Crutches, Casts, And Slings (SLIDESHOW)

When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton broke her elbow outside the White House on June 18th, her injury put her in good company: Supreme Court Justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor recently fractured her ankle and has been hobbling around in a cast, incoming NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen messed up his shoulder, and Senator Lisa Murkowski did something to her knee.

But these boo-boos won't keep these leaders down. They stumble, but then limp back into the public eye. Take a look at the crutches, casts, and slings -- and the politicos who have bravely persevered despite them.

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