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WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: The 81st National Christmas Tree is lit on the Ellipse in front of the White House December 2, 2004 during the Christmas Pageant of Peace in Washington, DC. President George W. Bush turned on the switch for the lights on the 40 foot Colorado blue spruce tree during the annual event. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2:  The 81st National Christmas Tree is lit on the Ellipse in front of the White House December 2, 2004 during the Christmas Pageant of Peace in Washington, DC. President George W. Bush turned on the switch for the lights on the 40 foot Colorado blue spruce tree during the annual  event.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)