Happy Holidays: The Lighting Of The Capitol Christmas Tree

December 8, 2010 7:52 a.m.

1||House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Tuesday evening lit the Capitol’s Christmas tree — a 67-foot Engelmann Spruce from Wyoming. Joined by fellow members of Congress, and even a 6th grader from Wyoming who helped her light the tree, Pelosi said, “through the gift and the lighting of this magnificent tree and its ornaments, we are showcasing the beauty of the Equality State for the entire nation to see.”||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

2||The massive Engelmann Spruce arrives in Washington.||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

3||Jeff Underwood and his famiy with Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY). Underwood drove the tree to Washington.||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

4||The crew begins to unload the 67-foot Engelmann Spruce.||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

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8||House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

9||Members of the Cheyenne All City Children’s Choir performed a medley of carols during the tree-lighting ceremony.||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

10||Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY).||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

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