22/11/2012 11:30 GMT

Barack Obama Wishes America A Happy Thanksgiving (VIDEO)

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Barack, Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama

America celebrates Thanksgiving on Thursday - a day where families gather round to eat turkey, pumpkin pie and 'yams', whatever they are.

It's a time for family, and reflection. As such, America's president, Barack Obama, posted a picture on his Twitter feed of him, his wife Michelle and two kids Sasha and Malia, with a heartleft message:

The picture - from at least four or five years ago - has been retweeted some 6,000 times since being uploaded this afternoon.

Obama earlier made his fourth Thanksgiving address to the nation and will hope to avoid last year's furore after he 'forgot' to mention God in his address.

You can watch the address in full below.