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Free bird: Thanksgiving turkey pardons

By: Catie Leary on Nov. 16, 2009, 5:46 a.m.
President Obama pardoning a turkey

Photo: Charles Dharapak/AP

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Fowl territory

Barack Obama issues his second presidential turkey pardon in this Nov. 24, 2010 photo, granting amnesty to Apple as daughters Malia and Sasha look on. Obama seemed more smooth on protocol this year, holding his hand out and proclaiming with mock drama, "You have my blessing."

If you want to go behind the scenes, check out the White House-produced video below for a turkey's-eye view of the run-up to Obama's inaugural turkey event: