U.S. President Biden begins summer vacation with family in South Carolina

U.S. President Joe Biden, centre, waves as he is joined by, from left, son Hunter Biden, grandson Beau Biden, first lady Jill Biden, and daughter-in-law Melissa Cohen, on the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Aug. 10, 2022. (Susan Walsh / AP) U.S. President Joe Biden, centre, waves as he is joined by, from left, son Hunter Biden, grandson Beau Biden, first lady Jill Biden, and daughter-in-law Melissa Cohen, on the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Aug. 10, 2022. (Susan Walsh / AP)

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