[PHOTOS] Turkey Gets Presidential Pardon

Obama Pardons The National Thanksgiving Turkey
Obama Pardons The National Thanksgiving Turkey
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 23: U.S. President Barack Obama is flanked by his daughters Sasha (C), Malia (2nd-R), and National Turkey Federation Chairman Richard Huisinga (L) as he pardons 'Liberty', a 19-week old, 45-pound turkey at the North Portico of the White House November 23, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Presidential pardon of a turkey has been a long time Thanksgiving tradition that dates back to the Harry Truman administration. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama (R) pardons th
US President Barack Obama (R) pardons th
US President Barack Obama (R) pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a ceremony in the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, November 23, 2011 with his daughters Sasha (C) and Malia (2nd R) as Chairman of the National Turkey Federation Richard Huisinga (L) holds the 45-pound bird named "Liberty". Each Thanksgiving, the President "pardons" a hand-selected turkey, sparing the bird from someone's dinner table and ensuring the rest of its days are spent roaming on a farm or petting zoo. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the audience take turns posin
Members of the audience take turns posin
Members of the audience take turns posing with the 45-pound turkey "Liberty" after US President Barack Obama pardoned the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a ceremony in the North Portico of the White House in Washingotn, DC, November 23, 2011. Each Thanksgiving, the President "pardons" a hand-selected turkey, sparing the bird from someone's dinner table and ensuring the rest of its days are spent roaming on a farm or petting zoo. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
The National Thanksgiving Turkey "Libert
The National Thanksgiving Turkey "Libert
The National Thanksgiving Turkey "Liberty" is seen as US President Barack Obama pardons him in a ceremony in the North Portico of the White House in Washingotn, DC, November 23, 2011. Each Thanksgiving, the President "pardons" a hand-selected turkey, sparing the bird from someone's dinner table and ensuring the rest of its days are spent roaming on a farm or petting zoo. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Obama Pardons The National Thanksgiving Turkey
Obama Pardons The National Thanksgiving Turkey
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 23: U.S. President Barack Obama stands with his daughter Malia before pardoning a turkey named 'Liberty' at the White House November 23, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Presidential pardon of a turkey has been a long time Thanksgiving tradition that dates back to the Harry Truman administration. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Obama Pardons The National Thanksgiving Turkey
Obama Pardons The National Thanksgiving Turkey
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 23: Sasha Obama pets a turkey named 'Liberty' after her father, U.S. President Barack Obama pardoned it at the White House November 23, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Presidential pardon of a turkey has been a long time Thanksgiving tradition that dates back to the Harry Truman administration. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Obama Pardons The National Thanksgiving Turkey
Obama Pardons The National Thanksgiving Turkey
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 23: A turkey named Liberty waits to be pardoned by U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House November 23, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Presidential pardon of a turkey has been a long time Thanksgiving tradition that dates back to the Harry Truman administration. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Obama Pardons The National Thanksgiving Turkey
Obama Pardons The National Thanksgiving Turkey
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 23: U.S. President Barack Obama, flanked by his daughters Malia (L) and Sasha (R), arrives for the pardoning of the turkey named 'Liberty' at the North Portico of the White House November 23, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Presidential pardon of a turkey has been a long time Thanksgiving tradition that dates back to the Harry Truman administration. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama (3rd-R) pardon
US President Barack Obama (3rd-R) pardon
US President Barack Obama (3rd-R) pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a ceremony in the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, November 23, 2011 with his daughters Sasha (2nd-R) and Malia (R) as Chairman of the National Turkey Federation Richard Huisinga (3rd-L) holding the 45-pound (17kg) bird named "Liberty". Each Thanksgiving, the President "pardons" a hand-selected turkey, sparing the bird from someone's dinner table and ensuring the rest of its days are spent roaming on a farm or petting zoo. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama's daughrter Sa
US President Barack Obama's daughrter Sa
US President Barack Obama's daughrter Sasha(2nd-L) pets the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a ceremony at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, November 23, 2011 as his other daughter Malia (R) and Chairman of the National Turkey Federation Richard Huisinga (L) holding the 45-pound (17kg) bird named "Liberty" look on. Each Thanksgiving, the President "pardons" a hand-selected turkey, sparing the bird from someone's dinner table and ensuring the rest of its days are spent roaming on a farm or petting zoo. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama's daughrter Ma
US President Barack Obama's daughrter Ma
US President Barack Obama's daughrter Malia (2nd-L) pets the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a ceremony at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, November 23, 2011 as his younger daughter Sasha (2nd-R) and Chairman of the National Turkey Federation Richard Huisinga (L) holding the 45-pound (17kg) bird named "Liberty" look on. Each Thanksgiving, the President "pardons" a hand-selected turkey, sparing the bird from someone's dinner table and ensuring the rest of its days are spent roaming on a farm or petting zoo. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama's daughter Sas
US President Barack Obama's daughter Sas
US President Barack Obama's daughter Sasha pets the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a ceremony at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, November 23, 2011 as Chairman of the National Turkey Federation Richard Huisinga (L) holds the 45-pound (17kg) bird named "Liberty". Each Thanksgiving, the President "pardons" a hand-selected turkey, sparing the bird from someone's dinner table and ensuring the rest of its days are spent roaming on a farm or petting zoo. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama and his daught
US President Barack Obama and his daught
US President Barack Obama and his daughters Sasha(R) and Malia arrive for the pardoning ceremony for the National Thanksgiving Turkey at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, November 23, 2011. President Obama pardoned a 45-pound (17kg) bird named "Liberty." Each Thanksgiving, the President "pardons" a hand-selected turkey, sparing the bird from someone's dinner table and ensuring the rest of its days are spent roaming on a farm or petting zoo. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama and his daught
US President Barack Obama and his daught
US President Barack Obama and his daughters Sasha(R) and Malia arrive for the pardoning ceremony for the National Thanksgiving Turkey at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, November 23, 2011. President Obama pardoned a 45-pound (17kg) bird named "Liberty." Each Thanksgiving, the President "pardons" a hand-selected turkey, sparing the bird from someone's dinner table and ensuring the rest of its days are spent roaming on a farm or petting zoo. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama and his daught
US President Barack Obama and his daught
US President Barack Obama and his daughters Sasha(R) and Malia arrive for the pardoning ceremony for the National Thanksgiving Turkey at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, November 23, 2011. President Obama pardoned a 45-pound (17kg) bird named "Liberty." Each Thanksgiving, the President "pardons" a hand-selected turkey, sparing the bird from someone's dinner table and ensuring the rest of its days are spent roaming on a farm or petting zoo. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama and his daught
US President Barack Obama and his daught
US President Barack Obama and his daughters Sasha(R) and Malia speak before the pardoning ceremony for the National Thanksgiving Turkey at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, November 23, 2011. President Obama pardoned a 45-pound (17kg) bird named "Liberty." Each Thanksgiving, the President "pardons" a hand-selected turkey, sparing the bird from someone's dinner table and ensuring the rest of its days are spent roaming on a farm or petting zoo. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
"Liberty, a 45-pound (17kg) turkey poses
"Liberty, a 45-pound (17kg) turkey poses
"Liberty, a 45-pound (17kg) turkey poses after US President Barack Obama pardoned the National Thanksgiving Turkey during ceremonies at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, November 23, 2011. Each Thanksgiving, the President "pardons" a hand-selected turkey, sparing the bird from someone's dinner table and ensuring the rest of its days are spent roaming on a farm or petting zoo. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama and his daught
US President Barack Obama and his daught
US President Barack Obama and his daughters Sasha speak before the pardoning ceremony for the National Thanksgiving Turkey at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, November 23, 2011. President Obama pardoned a 45-pound (17kg) bird named "Liberty." Each Thanksgiving, the President "pardons" a hand-selected turkey, sparing the bird from someone's dinner table and ensuring the rest of its days are spent roaming on a farm or petting zoo. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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