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An Obama Cabinet

President-elect Barack Obama is assembling his Cabinet. Here are some of the people who’ve been mentioned for the top spots.

A possible Defense secretary: Former Navy Secretary Richard Danzig, a close Obama advisor who knows his way around the Pentagon. (Joe Marquette / Associated Press)
With wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Obama may keep on Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates. (Lawrence Jackson / Associated Press)
A possible Defense secretary: Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), a decorated veteran and a member of the foreign relations committee. (Junko Kimura / Getty Images)
A possible Treasury secretary: New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg business news service, who knows the markets. (Louis Lanzano / Associated Press)
A possible Treasury secretary: Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor and friend of Obama’s, widely admired in the financial world. (Nicholas Roberts AFP/Getty Images)
A possible Treasury secretary: Timothy Geithner, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, who played a key role in dealing with the financial crisis. (Dennis Brack / Bloomberg News)
Former Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin has experience in the position and frequently advises Obama on the economy. (Jason DeCrow / Associated Press)
Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers is familiar with the markets and knows leaders around the world. (Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press)
Another possible Treasury secretary: Paul Volcker, former Federal Reserve chairman, one of Obama’s principal economic advisors. (Joshua Roberts / Bloomberg News)
A possible secretary of State: Richard Holbrooke, the former U.N. ambassador, who was an assistant secretary of State in both the Carter and Clinton administrations. (Zsolt Szigetvary / EPA)
A possible secretary of State: Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), the former presidential candidate, who is experienced in foreign policy and politics. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye / Associated Press)
A possible secretary of State: Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.), whom Obama has credited with shaping his foreign policy philosophy. (Zurab Kurtsikidze / EPA)
A possible secretary of State: Sam Nunn, the former Democratic senator from Georgia, who is admired for leading efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation. (John Bazemore / Associated Press)
A possible secretary of State: Susan Rice, former assistant secretary of State and a close Obama ally. She served on the National Security Council under President Clinton. (Paul J. Richards AFP/Getty Images)
A possible attorney general: Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, a former state attorney general and an early Obama supporter. (Tannen Maury / EPA)