Give Me a Break: Presidential Vacations

By Jane Hwang And Emma Fidel - 2013-08-10T00:28:48Z

Photograph by Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

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Getting Away From It All

Running the world isn't easy. Recessions, natural disasters, wars -- you need a little R&R. Whether vacationing on a Texas ranch or at the Great Pyramid of Giza, U.S. commanders in chief -- and leaders around the globe -- have let their graying hair down. As Barack Obama enjoys a family getaway on Martha's Vineyard, left, we look back on some scenic, and historic, vacations through the decades.