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Presidents Pardon Thanksgiving Turkeys

Nov. 18, 2011, 10:40 a.m.

Today, Pres­id­ent Obama pardoned his ninth Thanks­giv­ing tur­key. Pres­id­ents have ac­cep­ted thanks­giv­ing tur­keys since 1947, and since 1989 have ac­tu­ally “pardoned” those tur­keys. Here’s a look back, in pic­tures and video, at some tur­keys that have re­ceived pres­id­en­tial par­dons.

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