Barack Obama 'tees off' Christmas vacation

US President Barrack Obama is in Hawaii with his family and local reports say that apart from golf, he has been enjoying his time on the beach and has also been hiking on popular trails.

updated: December 24, 2013 19:41 IST
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The Obamas are well-known for their active interest in sports. When, however, US President Barack Obama came out for a round of golf on Monday, it was not about fitness or winning, but having a jolly good time.

Obama is currently enjoying a three-day Christmas vacation away from Washington's cold weather - in sunny Hawaii. Local papers there, however, have hardly had a break as reports flow out on each and every move made by the United States' President. "Between holes, the President greeted some residents of the Blue Stone gated community who were clamoring for his attention. Residents and tourists were excited to see him," reported (Also see: Pics - Obama tees off in Hawaii | Spreading Christmas cheer, the cheerleaders' way)

The town of Kailua has been abuzz since Obama landed there with locals and tourists alike, jostling to get a good view of him. Some were even in audible distance, screaming out their festive wishes. "I cried really hard because I was so excited. I've never seen anyone famous before," Maya Smith, a tourist, was quoted as saying.

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