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The "Tree Of Hope" in Union Beach N.J. on Dec. 12, 2012. A man helping neighbors gut their storm-wrecked homes found the artificial Christmas tree in the gutter with other storm debris a few days after Superstorm Sandy pummeled the Jersey shore. He then watched in amazement as the town made the tree its own, decorating it with hand-made ornaments, hand-scrawled messages of hope, lights and toys. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

The "Tree Of Hope" in Union Beach N.J. on Dec. 12, 2012. A man helping neighbors gut their storm-wrecked homes found the artificial Christmas tree in the gutter with other storm debris a few days after Superstorm Sandy pummeled the Jersey shore. He then watched in amazement as the town made the tree its own, decorating it with hand-made ornaments, hand-scrawled messages of hope, lights and toys. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Christmas trees light up around the world

December 17, 2012

Cities around the world turn on their Christmas

trees lights.