Watch Obama pardon a lucky turkey from becoming Thanksgiving dinner

President Obama will pardon one of these two turkeys, Popcorn and Caramel, from the dinner table in a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama will take part in a centuries-old tradition today and pardon a lucky turkey.

Watch President Obama pardon a lucky turkey

President Obama with his daughters pardons 2012's lucky turkey. (Getty Images)The president is giving the gift of life today to two lucky turkeys. In an annual tradition that possibly dates back to Abraham Lincoln, President Obama will spare a pair of turkeys from the Thanksgiving table.He'll be presented with two turkeys Wednesday raised on a Minnesota farm by the chairman of the National Turkey Foundation, John Burkel. Though both will be spared, the president will officially pardon just one bird.Americans …

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