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39 Countries That Take More Vacation Than The U.S. (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 07/20/10 08:20 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 05:55 PM ET

We Americans recently celebrated our nation's independence with a day off work. It was glorious, extended the weekend and offered many of us a respite to the sticky hot weather. As relaxed as we might have felt the day after, we only get to enjoy 10 public holidays a year (Labor Day is next in September). In fact, there is no statutory minimum vacation days in the U.S., according to Business Insider; as such, we get the fewest amount of vacation days IN THE WORLD.

While Europe is basically off for all of August, we're here toiling away. So what do other countries offer their country's employees? In a word: MORE.

Australia, India, Taiwan & Netherlands: 39 days
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Minimum number of vacation days: 12
Number of public holidays: 16

AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
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