D.C. readies for National Christmas tree

President Obama and his family will flip the switch for the 90th annual lighting of the National Christmas tree.

A member of the stage crew sets microphones in place on Dec. 6, 2012, during setup and rehearsal for the lighting of the National Christmas tree on the Ellipse in downtown D.C. later that evening. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

A member of the stage crew sets microphones in place on Dec. 6, 2012, during setup and rehearsal for the lighting of the National Christmas tree on the Ellipse in downtown D.C. later that evening. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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