San Francisco's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community offered up its stunning annual holiday gift -- a 22-foot Christmas tree decorated with over 12,000 origami cranes and stars.
The "World Tree of Hope," currently on display in San Francisco's City Hall, features origami ornaments created by members of the city's LGBT and Japanese-American communities, according to Jeff Cotter, Executive Director of Rainbow World Fund, a Bay Area LGBT humanitarian service agency. Inscribed on the ornaments are contributors' wishes and hopes for the future of the world.
Among those who have contributed their wishes to the tree in the past are President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and our own Arianna Huffington.
Take a look at some stunning photos of the 2013 tree below.