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.

Members of the Washington Performing Arts Society gospel choir wait to take the stage Dec. 6, 2012, to rehearse for the lighting of the National Christmas tree on the Ellipse in downtown D.C. later that evening. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Members of the Washington Performing Arts Society gospel choir wait to take the stage Dec. 6, 2012, to rehearse 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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