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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., prepares to announce a debt ceiling deal in July 2011. That deal laid the foundation for the across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect on New Year's Day, 2013. Harry Hamburg/AP hide caption

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Walmart associate Angel Campos stocks Christmas decorations Wednesday ahead of the pre-Black Friday event at the Wal-Mart Supercenter store in Rosemead, Calif. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Thanksgiving Waltz Molly Mason 0:19

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The Farmer's Set Molly Mason 0:30

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Thanksgiving Theme [#] Vince Guaraldi Trio 0:55

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In this image provided by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (right), Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal meets with Morsi at the Presidential Palace in Cairo on Sunday. Morsi has won praise for brokering the cease-fire agreement between Hamas and Israel. AP hide caption

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman shake hands in front of the media after giving a statement in Jerusalem last month. Netanyahu said his Likud Party will join forces with the hard-line party of his foreign minister in upcoming parliamentary elections. Bernat Armangue/AP hide caption

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People's House John Williams 0:21

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President Nixon pardons a turkey in 1969. There's quite a celebratory banquet scene in the John Adams opera, Nixon in China. Nixon White House Photographs Series/The U.S. National Archives via Flickr hide caption

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The Harvest Home Suite: Autumn (Thanksgiving Hymn) Molly Mason 0:55

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