Images of Christmas

The Washington area celebrates the Christmas season in images captured by photographers of The Washington Times.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Washington Temple in Kensington glows against the night sky on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, during the church's 34th annual "Festival of Lights." Some highlights of this year's festivities include more than 500,000 lights, nightly musical performances, 16 decorated Christmas trees and a life-sized outdoor Nativity scene. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Washington Temple in Kensington glows against the night sky on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, during the church's 34th annual "Festival of Lights." Some highlights of this year's festivities include more than 500,000 lights, nightly musical performances, 16 decorated Christmas trees and a life-sized outdoor Nativity scene. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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