(AFP OUT) U.S. first lady Laura Bush particpates in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House December 4, 2008 in Washington, DC. The tree lighting was the highlight of an evening event that included roving carolers, urban dancers, country music, and holiday tunes by the U.S. Army Band. The tree, a live 40-foot Colorado blue spruce was transplanted in 1978 from York, Pennsylvania, to its present site on the Ellipse.
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