Christmas Tree Lighting

  FILE - This Dec. 1, 2011 file photo shows the National Christmas Tree after it was lit by President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia and Sasha Obama on the Ellipse across from the White House in Washington. The National Park Service is opening a lottery for free tickets to attend this year's National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Washington. This year's lighting is scheduled for Dec. 6. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
FILE - This Dec. 1, 2011 file photo shows the National Christmas Tree after it was lit by President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia and Sasha Obama on the Ellipse across from the White House in Washington. The National Park Service is opening a lottery for free tickets to attend this year's National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Washington. This year's lighting is scheduled for Dec. 6. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

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