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Take a tour of Camp David, where presidents host world leaders and escape Washington

Business Insider | Feb 13, 2018, 02.06AM IST

George W. Bush Lee Myung Bak Camp David

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U.S. President George W. Bush (R) and South Korean President Lee Myung Bak laugh as they leave their joint news conference after their meeting April 19, 2008 at Camp David in Maryland.

Nestled in the countryside of Maryland, in the Catoctin Mountain Park, is the presidential country retreat known as Camp David.

The first parts of the complex were built by the Works Progress Administration in 1935, and Franklin D. Roosevelt made it the presidential retreat. FDR originally named the property "Shangri-La," a name it kept until the Eisenhower administration, who named it Camp David after his grandson.

The compound has expanded over the years, with new cabins being built and even a pool. It has also been the site of diplomatic events like the Camp David Accords in 1978 and the G8 summit in 2012.

Take a tour of Camp David, where presidents go to escape Washington:

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