Photo: Thanksgiving Day Facts: Pilgrims, Dinner, Parades, More



White Holland turkeys mill around their coop at the Esbenshade Turkey Farm in Paradise, Pennsylvania on November 21, 2009.

Some 250 million turkeys were raised in the U.S. this year for slaughter, and at least 46 million will end up on Thanksgiving tables in 2009, U.S. officials say.

Photograph by Carolyn Kaster, AP


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