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Presidents on vacation: A visual retrospective
How chief executives (briefly) escape the White House pressure cooker — from Harry Truman's fishing trips to Obama's Martha's Vineyard retreats
 
Presidents on vacation: A visual retrospective REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Despite criticism from the Right and ongoing economic strife, President Obama and his family settled into their 10-day vacation in Martha's Vineyard this weekend. But, of course, the POTUS can never truly clock out. While Obama enjoyed a round of golf Sunday, rebel fighters were wresting control of Libya's capital city and, by day's end, Obama was back at work issuing a statement. Here, a look back at how other presidents have tried to carve out a little time for themselves.

 

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