Capitol Christmas Tree arrives

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

Santa Claus (center), played by Gerald Morris, watches as a 9,000-pound, 74-year-old, 73-foot Engelmann spruce, driven 5,500 miles from White River National Forest in Meeker, Colo., is moved into position 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)

Santa Claus (center), played by Gerald Morris, watches as a 9,000-pound, 74-year-old, 73-foot Engelmann spruce, driven 5,500 miles from White River National Forest in Meeker, Colo., is moved into position 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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