US President Joe Biden has pardoned two turkeys, sparing them from Thanksgiving dinner tables.
The special ceremony is a tradition for the President of the US just before the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Turkeys were named Chocolate (21kg) and Chip (22kg).
The US military band got the crowd in the mood for the event by playing a version of the Lynyrd Skynyrd song “Free Bird” ahead of the pardon. From the balcony of the White House behind Biden, his German shepherd Commander observed and barked loudly.
Millions of turkeys will be roasted in Thanksgiving ovens on Thursday across the US.
However, Chocolate and Chip will live out their lives in their home state, at North Carolina State University.