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White fir arrives in Washington D.C. for Christmas

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

The 2011 Capitol Christmas Tree arrives in Washington, on Monday, Nov. 28.

After a 20-day, cross-country tour, a 65-foot white fir arrived at the US Capitol from the Stanislaus National Forest in northern California.

A ceremony to light the tree is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6.

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

The 2011 Capitol Christmas Tree arrives in Washington on Monday.

In other Washington tree news, over Thanksgiving weekend the Obama family welcomed a 19-foot balsam fir, now installed in the Blue Room.