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capitol tree

The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree is seen after being lit by House Speaker John Boehner and Ryan Shuster, 17, of Colorado Spring, Colo., not pictured, on the Capitol grounds in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. The 2012 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is an Engelmann spruce from Colorado’s White River National Forest. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Capitol Christmas tree lighting

This year’s tree is a 65-foot Engelmann spruce from the Blanco Ranger

District of the White River National Forest in Colorado. The tree was lit by Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner during a

ceremony on Dec. 4.