Memorial Day, an occasion to barbecue and drink a beer: Here's a slide show of world leaders chugging their…

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May 30 2011 8:05 AM

Cheers, Mr. President

A slide show of world leaders drinking beer.

Slide Show: World Leaders Drinking. Click image to launch.

Americans have loved their booze since long before Memorial Day became an occasion both to commemorate fallen soldiers and throw back a few. This includes many U.S. presidents; George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Franklin Roosevelt, and Richard Nixon were all enthusiastic drinkers. Barack Obama moved the ball forward last February when he served his homemade brew during this year's White House Super Bowl celebration—a first for a president.

Obama is just one member of a large cabal of world leaders who love a good beer.

Click to see a slide show of world leaders and their beer.

Elizabeth Weingarten is the associate editor at New America and the associate director of its Global Gender Parity Initiative.