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Video: Troops celebrate Thanksgiving in Afghanistan

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    >>> u.s. troops in afghanistan enjoyed enough down time to dig into a thanksgiving feast.

    >> reporter: happy thanksgiving from kabul's military airport this is the heart, the main hub of the u.s. mission here. and it's a microcosm of the international efforts of 4,000 service members from around the world, including about 1,000 u.s. troops , who live and work here. their primary role is training. training of the afghan army and police to take over the fight by the ends of 2014 so u.s. forces can go home for good. today, the mission tempo slowed down so these troops could enjoy the best meal of the year, thanksgiving lunch. the staff goes all out. roast turkey with stuffing, honey roast ham, ribs, roast positive at the same time ctaat the same time potatoes, corn on the cob . a group of scandinavian soldiers said they don't get thanksgiving, but they loved the turkey and cranberry sauce .

Photos: Thanksgiving travel

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  1. Travelers make their way to the gates at the American Airlines terminal at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday, Nov. 23 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Police officers inspect a car at a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport on Nov. 23. Orbitz named LAX as the nation's busiest airport for 2011 Thanksgiving travel. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. People line up to board the train to New York at Amtrak's 30th Street Station in Philadelphia on Nov. 23. Passengers wait in front of artist Karl Bitter's Spirit of Transportation, created in 1895. (Alex Brandon / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Sarah Christian, 25, left, greets her husband, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathon Christian, 25, for the first time in six months as he arrives Nov. 22 for the Thanksgiving holiday at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport from his deployment in Korea. (David Goldman / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Ana Casares of Miami reads a magazine as she waits to check luggage at Miami International Airport on Nov. 22. Casares is traveling with her family to visit her relatives in Quito, Ecuador. Her family decided to travel early in the week to avoid the Thanksgiving travel crowds. (Alan Diaz / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Traffic comes to a stand still on the northbound and the southbound lanes of the Interstate 405 freeway near Los Angeles International Aiprort on Wednesday. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. As travelers make their way to and from trains, blackboards and cloth cover up a new Apple store at Grand Central Terminal in New York on Nov. 22. (Stan Honda / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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