Boehner Lights Capitol Christmas Tree

This year's tree is a 65-foot Engelmann spruce from the Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest in Colorado.

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 04: The 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree is seen after U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) lit it up with Ryan Shuster, a senior at Discovery Canyon Campus in Colorado Spring, Colorado, December 4, 2012 at the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The year's tree is a 65-foot Engelmann spruce from the Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest in Colorado. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 04: U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (R) lights up the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree with Ryan Shuster (L), a senior at Discovery Canyon Campus in Colorado Spring, Colorado, December 4, 2012 at the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The year's tree is a 65-foot Engelmann spruce from the Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest in Colorado. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 04: The 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree is seen after U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) lit it up with Ryan Shuster, a senior at Discovery Canyon Campus in Colorado Spring, Colorado, December 4, 2012 at the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The year's tree is a 65-foot Engelmann spruce from the Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest in Colorado. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 04: The 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree is seen after U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) lit it up with Ryan Shuster, a senior at Discovery Canyon Campus in Colorado Spring, Colorado, December 4, 2012 at the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The year's tree is a 65-foot Engelmann spruce from the Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest in Colorado. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 04: Soloist Lindsay Lawler (3rd L) performs with her group during the lighting ceremony of the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree December 4, 2012 at the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The year's tree is a 65-foot Engelmann spruce from the Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest in Colorado. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 04: Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers speaks during the lighting ceremony of the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree December 4, 2012 at the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The year's tree is a 65-foot Engelmann spruce from the Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest in Colorado. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 04: U.S. Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) speaks during the lighting ceremony of the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree December 4, 2012 at the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The year's tree is a 65-foot Engelmann spruce from the Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest in Colorado. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 04: U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) speaks during the lighting ceremony of the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree December 4, 2012 at the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The year's tree is a 65-foot Engelmann spruce from the Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest in Colorado. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 04: U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) speaks during the lighting ceremony of the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree December 4, 2012 at the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The year's tree is a 65-foot Engelmann spruce from the Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest in Colorado. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 04: U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) speaks during the lighting ceremony of the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree December 4, 2012 at the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The year's tree is a 65-foot Engelmann spruce from the Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest in Colorado. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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