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Sri Lankans Rush to Build Towering Christmas Tree on Time

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The goal has been to erect the world's tallest artificial Christmas tree, but Sri Lankan organizers now say they'll be lucky to get the tree up in time for the holiday.   Hundreds of port workers and volunteers were scrambling Tuesday to build the enormous tree on a popular beachside promenade in Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital. Once assembled, the steel-and-wire frame should stand 98 meters (320 feet) high — more than 40 meters (131 feet) taller than the current...

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