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A day to give thanks

<p>Members of the Bay Riders motorcycle club prepare a meal to feed the homeless and poor on Thanksgiving Day at St. Anthony's foundation in San Francisco, California, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith</p>

Members of the Bay Riders motorcycle club prepare a meal to feed the homeless and poor on Thanksgiving Day at St. Anthony's foundation in San Francisco, California, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Members of the Bay Riders motorcycle club prepare a meal to feed the homeless and poor on Thanksgiving Day at St. Anthony's foundation in San Francisco, California, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>A member of the Hell's Angels motorcycle club helps volunteers carve turkey to feed the homeless and poor on Thanksgiving Day at St. Anthony's foundation in San Francisco, California, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith  </p>

A member of the Hell's Angels motorcycle club helps volunteers carve turkey to feed the homeless and poor on Thanksgiving Day at St. Anthony's foundation in San Francisco, California, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

A member of the Hell's Angels motorcycle club helps volunteers carve turkey to feed the homeless and poor on Thanksgiving Day at St. Anthony's foundation in San Francisco, California, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>Actor Kirk Douglas lifts the lid on a pan of turkey gravy with his wife Anne at his side as they prepare to assist serving an early Thanksgiving meal to the homeless and others in downtown Los Angeles,California at the Los Angeles Mission November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Prouser    </p>

Actor Kirk Douglas lifts the lid on a pan of turkey gravy with his wife Anne at his side as they prepare to assist serving an early Thanksgiving meal to the homeless and others in downtown Los Angeles,California at the Los Angeles Mission November...more

Actor Kirk Douglas lifts the lid on a pan of turkey gravy with his wife Anne at his side as they prepare to assist serving an early Thanksgiving meal to the homeless and others in downtown Los Angeles,California at the Los Angeles Mission November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

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<p>Catarino Ruiz (L) helps feed his children Gilberto Ruiz, 3, and Hector Ruiz, 19 months old, as they sit at a table on skid row eating an early Thanksgiving meal served to homeless and others in downtown Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles Mission November 25, 2009.  REUTERS/Fred Prouser   </p>

Catarino Ruiz (L) helps feed his children Gilberto Ruiz, 3, and Hector Ruiz, 19 months old, as they sit at a table on skid row eating an early Thanksgiving meal served to homeless and others in downtown Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles...more

Catarino Ruiz (L) helps feed his children Gilberto Ruiz, 3, and Hector Ruiz, 19 months old, as they sit at a table on skid row eating an early Thanksgiving meal served to homeless and others in downtown Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles Mission November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

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<p>President Barack Obama (C) and his mother-in-law Marian Robinson (R) hand out Thanksgiving food packages during their visit to Martha's Table, a community-improvement organization for the underprivileged, in Washington November 25, 2009.   REUTERS/Jason Reed   </p>

President Barack Obama (C) and his mother-in-law Marian Robinson (R) hand out Thanksgiving food packages during their visit to Martha's Table, a community-improvement organization for the underprivileged, in Washington November 25, 2009. ...more

President Barack Obama (C) and his mother-in-law Marian Robinson (R) hand out Thanksgiving food packages during their visit to Martha's Table, a community-improvement organization for the underprivileged, in Washington November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>People are silhouetted as they walk on a sky bridge at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Joshua Lott </p>

People are silhouetted as they walk on a sky bridge at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

People are silhouetted as they walk on a sky bridge at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

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<p>Landon Rodriguez and his brother Ryan Rodriguez wait for their luggage in terminal 4 at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, November 25, 2009.  REUTERS/Joshua Lott </p>

Landon Rodriguez and his brother Ryan Rodriguez wait for their luggage in terminal 4 at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Landon Rodriguez and his brother Ryan Rodriguez wait for their luggage in terminal 4 at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

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<p>Saecey Costello holds a sign welcoming her sister Sara home from Peru at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport  in Atlanta, Georgia November 25 , 2009. REUTERS/Tami Chappell </p>

Saecey Costello holds a sign welcoming her sister Sara home from Peru at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia November 25 , 2009. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Saecey Costello holds a sign welcoming her sister Sara home from Peru at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia November 25 , 2009. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

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<p>Nancy McCoy (2nd L) and John McCoy (2nd R) greet their son Patrick (L) and daughter Amy at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport November 25, 2009. REUTERS/John Gress </p>

Nancy McCoy (2nd L) and John McCoy (2nd R) greet their son Patrick (L) and daughter Amy at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport November 25, 2009. REUTERS/John Gress

Nancy McCoy (2nd L) and John McCoy (2nd R) greet their son Patrick (L) and daughter Amy at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport November 25, 2009. REUTERS/John Gress

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<p>A Kermit the Frog balloon moves through Columbus Circle near the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly  </p>

A Kermit the Frog balloon moves through Columbus Circle near the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A Kermit the Frog balloon moves through Columbus Circle near the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A Horton the Elephant balloon makes its way 42nd street during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton </p>

A Horton the Elephant balloon makes its way 42nd street during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A Horton the Elephant balloon makes its way 42nd street during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>A Mickey Mouse balloon makes its way down Seventh Ave. during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid </p>

A Mickey Mouse balloon makes its way down Seventh Ave. during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A Mickey Mouse balloon makes its way down Seventh Ave. during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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<p>Detroit Lions fan Bryan Gillespie wears a turkey hat on his head before the start of the Thanksgiving Day NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Detroit, Michigan November 26, 2009.  REUTERS/Rebecca Cook </p>

Detroit Lions fan Bryan Gillespie wears a turkey hat on his head before the start of the Thanksgiving Day NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Detroit, Michigan November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Detroit Lions fan Bryan Gillespie wears a turkey hat on his head before the start of the Thanksgiving Day NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Detroit, Michigan November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

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<p>Mike Damian (L) pulls his Thanksgiving day turkey out of the frier before the start of an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders in Arlington, Texas November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

Mike Damian (L) pulls his Thanksgiving day turkey out of the frier before the start of an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders in Arlington, Texas November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Mike Damian (L) pulls his Thanksgiving day turkey out of the frier before the start of an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders in Arlington, Texas November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>U.S. soldiers have their Thanksgiving meal at the Bagram airbase, north of Kabul, November 26, 2009.  REUTERS/Omar Sobhani </p>

U.S. soldiers have their Thanksgiving meal at the Bagram airbase, north of Kabul, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

U.S. soldiers have their Thanksgiving meal at the Bagram airbase, north of Kabul, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>U.S. soldiers serve Thanksgiving meals at the  Bagram airbase, north of Kabul, November 26, 2009 REUTERS/ Omar Sobhani </p>

U.S. soldiers serve Thanksgiving meals at the Bagram airbase, north of Kabul, November 26, 2009 REUTERS/ Omar Sobhani

U.S. soldiers serve Thanksgiving meals at the Bagram airbase, north of Kabul, November 26, 2009 REUTERS/ Omar Sobhani

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<p>U.S. Army soldiers of Task Force Geronimo and Task Force Steel celebrate a toast during a Thanksgiving Day meal at Forward Operation Base (FOB) Tillman, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos</p>

U.S. Army soldiers of Task Force Geronimo and Task Force Steel celebrate a toast during a Thanksgiving Day meal at Forward Operation Base (FOB) Tillman, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos

U.S. Army soldiers of Task Force Geronimo and Task Force Steel celebrate a toast during a Thanksgiving Day meal at Forward Operation Base (FOB) Tillman, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos

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<p>A U.S. soldier eats his Thanksgiving meal at the Bagram airbase, north of Kabul, November 26, 2009.  REUTERS/Omar Sobhani </p>

A U.S. soldier eats his Thanksgiving meal at the Bagram airbase, north of Kabul, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

A U.S. soldier eats his Thanksgiving meal at the Bagram airbase, north of Kabul, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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