Obama turns 49 with Mrs. Obama, kids out of town

President Barack Obama waves as he leaves from celebrating his birthday at Graham Elliot restaurant in Chicago, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

August 5, 2010 8:36:25 AM PDT
Alone on his 49th birthday, President Barack Obama fled the empty White House mansion for a more intimate celebration with longtime friends in his Chicago hometown, including Oprah Winfrey.