Obamas on Holiday: Martha’s Vineyard

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President Obama took his family to longtime vacation spot Martha’s Vineyard for seafood, golf, and lots and lots of reading. Here, President Obama steps onto Marine One on August 21. The First Family started their vacation at Camp David before heading to Martha’s Vineyard on Sunday, August 23.

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White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, center, laughs as a gust of air from the president’s departing helicopter messes his hair.

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The Obamas disembark Air Force One in Cape Cod, Mass., where they met a Marine helicopter that would take them to Martha’s Vineyard.

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President Obama waves to admirers while walking down a fairway at Farm Neck Golf Course on August 24. His playing partner, Dr. Eric Whitaker, is a longtime Chicago friend.

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On August 25, the president interrupted his vacation to announce his nomination of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, left, to a second term.

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Obama lines up a putt at Mink Meadows Golf Course on August 25.

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The president watches his putt roll towards the hole.

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On his way to pick up lunch at Nancy’s Restaurant in Oak Bluffs, Mass., the president greets well-wishers.

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First Lady Michelle Obama brushes sand out of her daughter Malia’s hair as an amused Sasha Obama looks on.

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President Obama with daughters Malia (front) and Sasha at Nancy’s Restaurant on August 26.

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The president greets employees at Nancy’s Restaurant.

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On August 26, President Obama delivers a solemn statement on the death of his friend Sen. Edward Kennedy.

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The Obamas, accompanied by friends, stop their bicycles in the “Lobsterville” section of Martha’s Vineyard.

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Sasha Obama (left), along with two young friends, peers from Gay Head Lighthouse in Martha’s Vineyard.

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Malia Obama (left), a young friend, and a Secret Service agent stand at the top of Gay Head Lighthouse.

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Friends of the Obamas leave the Gay Head Lighthouse as the president walks out the lower doorway and a Secret Service agent starts down the stairs.

Next week, from Wednesday, Sept. 2 through the weekend, the president will head back to Camp David.

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