President Obama Pardons Thanksgiving Turkey

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB004381" title="Sasha Obama" href="/topic/politics-government/sasha-obama-PECLB004381.topic">Sasha Obama</a>, the daughter of U.S. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007408" title="Barack Obama" href="/topic/politics-government/government/barack-obama-PEPLT007408.topic">President Barack Obama</a>, looks at a turkey named 'Courage' during an event to pardon the 20-week-old and 45-pound turkey at the North Portico of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLCUL000110" title="White House" href="/topic/politics-government/government/white-house-PLCUL000110.topic">White House</a> November 25, 2009 in Washington, DC. The Presidential pardon of a turkey has been a long time Thanksgiving tradition that dates back to the Harry Truman administration.

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Sasha Obama, the daughter of U.S. President Barack Obama, looks at a turkey named 'Courage' during an event to pardon the 20-week-old and 45-pound turkey at the North Portico of the White House November 25, 2009 in Washington, DC. The Presidential pardon of a turkey has been a long time Thanksgiving tradition that dates back to the Harry Truman administration.

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