Obama Pardons 'Apple' the Turkey

Continuing a decades-old White House tradition, President Obama issued pardons Wednesday to a gobbler named "Apple" and its alternate, "Cider.' 

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    Continuing a decades-old White House tradition, President Obama issued pardons Wednesday to a gobbler named "Apple" and its alternate, "Cider.' The two 21-week-old, 45-pound turkeys were raised on a California farm.
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    After the Rose Garden ceremony, the turkeys were to be taken to George Washington's estate at nearby Mount Vernon, Va., to live. For the past five years, the pardoned turkeys had been sent to Disneyland in California.
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    National Turkey Federation Chairman Yubert Envia stands with Apple the turkey.
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    Apple, the National Thanksgiving Turkey, is pictured before being pardoned by President Obama during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House.
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    President Obama stands with daughters Malia, right, and Sasha as he pardons Apple, the National Thanksgiving Turkey.
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    Apple, the National Thanksgiving Turkey, is pictured before being pardoned by President Obama during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House.
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    President Obama and daughters Sasha, center, and Malia walk out of the Oval Office to the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington.
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