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US Capitol Christmas Tree Lit By US House Speaker, Boise Schoolgirl

The Capitol Christmas Tree, a 24-meter-high Engelmann spruce from Idaho, was lit on Tuesday afternoon on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. This year, the Capitol Christmas Tree, a tradition since 1964, was taken from Idaho's Payette National Forest near McCall. The 84-year-old tree was cut November 2 and arrived in Washington on November 28. The U.S. Air Force Band was on hand, playing Christmas carols as U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Isabella Gerard, 10, a...

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