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Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives In Nation's Capital, Lights To Be Turned On Dec. 4 (PHOTOS)

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CAPITOL CHRISTMAS TREE 2012
Workers prepare the Capitol Christmas tree on the back of a truck so it to be hoisted by a crane into position on the West Lawn of the US Capitol on November 26, 2012 in Washington. The 65-foot tree is from the White River National Forest in Colorado. | Getty Images

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol's Christmas tree has arrived.

The 65-foot tree comes from the White River National Forest in Colorado. It will be decorated with approximately 5,000 ornaments and will be lit by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, during a ceremony on Dec. 4.

First lady Michele Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia last week greeted the arrival of the Christmas tree that will be displayed in the Blue Room of the White House. The 19-foot tree arrived Friday by horse-drawn carriage.

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