President Barack Obama -- with his daughters Sasha, left, and Malia -- laughs about pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey during a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday, November 25. "It is hard to believe that this my seventh year of pardoning a turkey," he said. "Time flies, even if turkeys don't."
Farmer Robert Orsten holds a 40-pound turkey named after Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers during a Thanksgiving event in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Monday, November 23. Gov. Mark Dayton, left, used the turkey -- which is ultimately bound for an area food shelf -- to highlight an industry recovering from a devastating bout of avian flu.
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson traveled to Jordan to visit with Syrian refugees on Saturday, November 28. Carson said he made the trip to "see with my own eyes this great human tragedy."
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks to guests at a barbecue in Wilton, Iowa, on Sunday, November 22.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker hands a pen to House Speaker Robert DeLeo after signing a bill at the State House in Boston on Tuesday, November 24. The legislation adds criminal penalties for trafficking fentanyl, a powerful drug that law enforcement officials say is often added to heroin.
A circus elephant greets supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump outside a campaign rally on Saturday, November 28, at Robarts Arena in Sarasota, Florida.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for president, sits at an Atlanta cafe with rapper Killer Mike on Monday, November 23. The rapper introduced Sanders at a campaign event later in the evening.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, second from right, is sworn in with other officials during a U.S. Senate committee hearing in Phoenix on Monday, November 23. The hearing addressed border issues with Mexico, including drug smuggling.
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush delivers toys to the Salvation Army in Greenville, South Carolina, on Tuesday, November 24.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tours the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Monday, November 23.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican presidential candidate, signs copies of his book Tuesday, November 24, in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
A man, hoping to get an autograph from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, waits outside a coffee shop in Reno, Nevada, on Monday, November 23.