Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkey

US President Obama continued the White House Thanksgiving tradition of sparing two lucky birds from being part of the national feast.
  • US President Barack Obama laughs with his daughters Sasha (centre) and Malia in the Rose Garden of the White House during the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon in Washington, DC, AFP
  • Obama pardoned turkeys Cobbler and Gobbler, both raised in Rockingham County, Virginia. AFP
  • The turkeys will then spend the rest of the holiday season on display at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. AFP
  • Sasha pets Cobbler as Obama, her sister Malia and National Turkey Federation Chairman Steve Willardsen (extreme left) look on during the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon. AFP
  • US President Barack Obama walks away with daughters Malia and Sasha after the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon. AFP
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