Obama Gives the Bird (a Second Chance)

President Barack Obama does a good deed for the turkey population.

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WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 25: U.S. President Barack Obama pats a turkey named "Courage" as daughter Sasha (2nd R) looks on during an event to pardon the 20-week-old and 45-pound turkey at the North Portico of the White House November 25, 2009 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 Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 25: Sasha Obama, the daughter of U.S. President Barack Obama, looks at a turkey named "Courage" during an event to pardon the 20-week-old and 45-pound turkey at the North Portico of the White House November 25, 2009 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 Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 25: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as his daughters Sasha (L) and Malia (C) listen during an event to pardon a turkey named "Courage" at the North Portico of the White House November 25, 2009 in Washington, DC. Presidential pardon of a turkey has been a long time Thanksgiving tradition that dates back the Harry Truman administration. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 25: U.S. President Barack Obama pardons a turkey named "Courage" as daughter Sasha (2nd R) looks on during an event to pardon the 20-week-old and 45-pound turkey at the North Portico of the White House November 25, 2009 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 Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 25: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an event to pardon a turkey named "Courage" at the North Portico of the White House November 25, 2009 in Washington, DC. Presidential pardon of a turkey has been a long time Thanksgiving tradition that dates back the Harry Truman administration. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 25: Handlers keep a 20-week old and 45-pound turkey named "Courage" moving in a limited area during a presidential pardon at the North Portico of the White House November 25, 2009 in Washington, DC. Presidential pardon of a turkey has been a long time Thanksgiving tradition that dates back the Harry Truman administration. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 25: Daughters of U.S. President Barack Obama, Malia (R) and Sasha (C), look at a turkey named "Courage" with Walter Pelletier (L), Chairman of the National Turkey Federation, during a presidential pardon at the North Portico of the White House November 25, 2009 in Washington, DC. Presidential pardon of a turkey has been a long time Thanksgiving tradition that dates back the Harry Truman administration. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 25: Malia Obama (2nd R), daughter of U.S. President Barack Obama (R), pats a turkey named "Courage" as her sister Sasha (C ) and Walter Pelletier (L), Chairman of the National Turkey Federation look on during a presidential pardon at the North Portico of the White House November 25, 2009 in Washington, DC. Presidential pardon of a turkey has been a long time Thanksgiving tradition that dates back the Harry Truman administration. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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