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Obama returns to DC area from vacation

President Barack Obama has returned to the Washington area after a weeklong vacation on Martha's Vineyard.
/ Source: The Associated Press

President Barack Obama has returned to the Washington area after a weeklong vacation on Martha's Vineyard.

The presidential aircraft returned to the capital Sunday evening from the first family's vacation spot off the Massachusetts coast.

The vacation wasn't just all play. Obama on Tuesday announced he wanted Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to serve another four-year term. On Saturday he delivered a eulogy for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in Boston.

The first family plans another attempt at a vacation over the Labor Day weekend the first week of September. This time, they'll head to Camp David, Maryland.