U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Placed on West Front Lawn

Workers put the Capitol Christmas Tree in place Monday morning.

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Workers secure the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree into the ground on the west side of the Capitol building. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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The second tallest tree ever used at the Capitol, the 88-foot Engelmann spruce is from the Colville National Forest in Washington state. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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The tree will be decorated with approximately 5,000 handcrafted ornaments reflecting this year's theme, "Sharing Washington's Good Nature." (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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A section of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree's trunk is trimmed before it is put into the ground. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Workers used a crane to move the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree into place. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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The tree will be lit from dusk until 11p.m. starting December 3. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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