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PHOTOS: Presidential Pardon Turkeys Arrive at Dulles

PHOTOS: Presidential Pardon Turkeys Arrive at Dulles
Photographs by Sidney Woods.

Honest and Abe have arrived in Washington. The lucky finalists for this year’s presidential pardon landed in Dulles Monday night. They’re also known as Tom One and “backup turkey” Tom Two.

The turkeys will be pardoned Wednesday, and they will live their lives in peaceful splendor in Virginia. You can vote for one of them, but they will both live.

Perhaps to remind the turkeys of the fate they escaped, chef Michael Symon held signings of his new book, 5 in 5 – For Every Season, at the airport Monday morning, part of Marketplace Development’s “Turkey in the Terminal” campaign.

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute, TBD.com, and Washington City Paper. His book A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Soccer Team That Fought the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.