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U.S. Troops Celebrate Thanksgiving in Afghanistan

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Thanksgiving began at a dawn for many soldiers in southern Afghanistan with a 5k "turkey trot" through Camp Leatherneck.

It's the 12th Thanksgiving in Afghanistan for U.S. troops.

And even thousands of miles from home and their loved ones, they still marked the holiday in style. At NATO headquarters in the capital, Kabul, there was some turkey and even a star-spangled cake.

"One family or the other, spending time with either one is time well served."

President Obama thanked the 48,000 troops still in Afghanistan during his weekly address.

"We give thanks to all our men and women in uniform and for their families who are surely missing them very much today."

Some soldiers even sent video messages to their families back home.

"Happy Thanksgiving!"

"I'll be home as soon as I can, love you guys and miss you."

"Happy Thanksgiving from Kabul, Afghanistan!"

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is refusing to sign a security deal that would keep 8,000 U.S. troops in the country - after the official pull-out next year.

If an agreement is not reached, this could be the last Thanksgiving U.S. troops spend in Afghanistan.

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