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08/19/2010 10:04 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

9 Most Embarrassing Presidential Vacation Shots (PHOTOS)

Presidential vacations -- the timing, the location, the length -- have long been a source of scrutiny for the media. Critics even got in on the action when Michelle Obama went to Spain for a long weekend earlier this month.

The First Family is off to Martha's Vineyard for their seemingly annual trip starting Thursday. While so far President Obama has, for the most part, dodged unflattering photos of himself while on vacation, the same doesn't necessarily hold true for his recent predecessors (the early '90s were cruel to a lot of us, and Bill Clinton was no exception).

Yet it seems the American public didn't have the same obsession with first family vacations before then (with the fair exception of Kennedy, but he always looked good). With that in mind, we give you 10 of the most embarrassing presidential vacation photos.

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Most Embarrassing Presidential Vacation Photos
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Most Embarrassing Presidential Vacation Photos