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World leaders on vacation(11 images)

President Barack Obama is on vacation. Again. And with the slew of photos from his recent visit to the Gulf, we couldn't help but reach back into the archives and bring you our favorite pictures of world leaders taking some time off. Some spent their time industriously, others frivolously and of course, others played golf.

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy maneuvered his roller sled as he comes down the 380 feet track at Mt. Tom’s Alpine slide in Holyoke on August 7, 1979. Kennedy, his son, daughter, nephews and nieces started his vacation traveling through the western part of the state of Massachusetts. (UPI Photo/Alan Altman/Files)
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Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (Center, left) rides the roller coaster at Riverside Park in Agawam, MA, with his son Patrick (foreground) and nephew Chris Kennedy (Center-R) at the start of his vacation on August 7, 1979. Kennedy, his sons, daughter, nephews, nieces and friends are spending two days in the western part of the state. Two girls behind Kennedy are unidentified. (UPI Photo/Alan Altman/Files)
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Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (top, left) enjoys a ride on a high flying swing ride at Riverside Park Amusement Center in Agawam, MA, at the start of his vacation on August 7, 1979. Kennedy, his sons, daughter, nephews, nieces and friends are spending two days in the western part of the state. (UPI Photo/Alan Altman/Files)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) meets with students of youth soccer club Sputnik in the Black Sea city of Sochi on May 19, 2006. Putin spends his 3-week vacation at the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi .(UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)
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