Obama pardons turkeys for Thanksgiving

Last updated 12:05 28/11/2013
Reuters

US President Obama pardons two turkeys, Caramel and Popcorn, sparing them from "cranberry sauce and stuffing". Gavino Garay reports.

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US President Barack Obama has spared two turkeys from the brine and the oven, fulfilling the annual tradition of a presidential pardon for a couple of lucky birds ahead of Thanksgiving Day.

Obama pardoned Popcorn, who shared the stage with the president on the North Portico of the White House on a cold drizzly day. An alternate turkey, named Caramel, also received a pardon, though it did not have the benefit of a face-to-beak meeting with the president.

Obama said presidents have many awesome and solemn responsibilities. "This is not one of them," he says.

The turkeys will be on display at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens through January 6.

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