Capitol Christmas Tree arrives

A 9,000-pound, 74-year-old, 73-foot Engelmann spruce arrives as this year's Capitol Christmas Tree.

Workers begin to unhook a 9,000-pound, 74-year-old, 73-foot Engelmann spruce, driven 5,500 miles from White River National Forest in Meeker, Colo., on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol as this year's Capitol Christmas Tree, in Washington on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Workers begin to unhook a 9,000-pound, 74-year-old, 73-foot Engelmann spruce, driven 5,500 miles from White River National Forest in Meeker, Colo., on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol as this year's Capitol Christmas Tree, in Washington on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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