Capitol Christmas Tree (2011) - jef1000

Jeff Malet Photography

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Buddy Paddy of the Capitol Grounds Tree Care Division gets ready to attach the star (which is taller than he is) to the top of the 47th Capitol Christmas tree on December 2, 2011. The 63 foot Sierra white fir from California's Stanislaus National Forest arrived in Washington D.C. a few days earlier, following a 20-day tour across the country. The tree will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. (Photo by Jeff Malet)