Thanksgiving travel

See a selection of the 42.5 million people expected to drive, fly or take the train to their Thanksgiving gatherings, the largest number since the beginning of the recession.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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