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Trump pardons Corn and Cob the Thanksgiving turkeys

President Donald Trump stands with first lady Melania Trump as he pardons Corn the National Thanksgiving Turkey during the 73rd annual presentation in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, November 24, 2020. Corn, this year's turkey and its alternate Cob were raised by Turkey Federation Chairman Ron Kardel, a sixth-generation Iowa farmer.

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President Donald Trump stands with first lady Melania Trump as he pardons Corn the National Thanksgiving Turkey during the 73rd annual presentation in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, November 24, 2020. Corn, this year's turkey and...more

President Donald Trump stands with first lady Melania Trump as he pardons Corn the National Thanksgiving Turkey during the 73rd annual presentation in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, November 24, 2020. Corn, this year's turkey and its alternate Cob were raised by Turkey Federation Chairman Ron Kardel, a sixth-generation Iowa farmer. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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Corn stands by as President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Corn stands by as President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Corn stands by as President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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President Donald Trump looks Corn in the Rose Garden. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

President Donald Trump looks Corn in the Rose Garden. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

President Donald Trump looks Corn in the Rose Garden. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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White House senior advisors Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner sit with their children prior to the pardoning. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

White House senior advisors Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner sit with their children prior to the pardoning. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

White House senior advisors Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner sit with their children prior to the pardoning. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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Corn is seen during the pardoning. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Corn is seen during the pardoning. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Corn is seen during the pardoning. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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President Donald Trump speaks during the presentation. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

President Donald Trump speaks during the presentation. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

President Donald Trump speaks during the presentation. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump holds her son son Theodore as she and and her husband and fellow White House senior advisor Jared Kushner sit with their children at the pardoning. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump holds her son son Theodore as she and and her husband and fellow White House senior advisor Jared Kushner sit with their children at the pardoning. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump holds her son son Theodore as she and and her husband and fellow White House senior advisor Jared Kushner sit with their children at the pardoning. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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President Donald Trump pardons Corn. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

President Donald Trump pardons Corn. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

President Donald Trump pardons Corn. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for the pardoning. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for the pardoning. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for the pardoning. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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Corn and Cob are checked into the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, a luxury hotel in Washington, long accustomed to receiving political dignitaries and celebrities, November 23, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Corn and Cob are checked into the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, a luxury hotel in Washington, long accustomed to receiving political dignitaries and celebrities, November 23, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Corn and Cob are checked into the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, a luxury hotel in Washington, long accustomed to receiving political dignitaries and celebrities, November 23, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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The pair were raised by Turkey Federation Chairman Ron Kardel, a sixth-generation Iowa farmer, on a farm near Walcott, Iowa.

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The pair were raised by Turkey Federation Chairman Ron Kardel, a sixth-generation Iowa farmer, on a farm near Walcott, Iowa. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

The pair were raised by Turkey Federation Chairman Ron Kardel, a sixth-generation Iowa farmer, on a farm near Walcott, Iowa. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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A turkey stands on a hotel bed. In true Washington fashion, a poll decided which turkey would go ahead to receive the official pardon from President Trump. Corn won.

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A turkey stands on a hotel bed. In true Washington fashion, a poll decided which turkey would go ahead to receive the official pardon from President Trump. Corn won. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

A turkey stands on a hotel bed. In true Washington fashion, a poll decided which turkey would go ahead to receive the official pardon from President Trump. Corn won. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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After the pardoning, both turkeys will return to Iowa where they will live the rest of their days at the Iowa State University's Animal Science department.

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After the pardoning, both turkeys will return to Iowa where they will live the rest of their days at the Iowa State University's Animal Science department. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

After the pardoning, both turkeys will return to Iowa where they will live the rest of their days at the Iowa State University's Animal Science department. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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Corn and Cob are seen in their hotel room. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Corn and Cob are seen in their hotel room. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Corn and Cob are seen in their hotel room. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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