U.S. President Barack Obama has pardoned two turkeys, saving them from becoming a part of the traditional Thanksgiving Day feast at the White House.

A day before the holiday, Obama spared the two 19-week-old, 20 kg birds, named Liberty and Peace.

Obama, who was accompanied by daughters Sasha and Malia, said that Liberty and Peace had the distinction of being the luckiest birds on earth.

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Obama Pardons Thanksgiving turkeys
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Obama Pardons Thanksgiving turkeys
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Obama Pardons Thanksgiving turkeys