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Spruce shines in NYC's Rockefeller Center

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The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit on Wednesday night.

AP reports:

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has helped light the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, putting a spotlight on a small-town spruce from Pennsylvania.

The 74-foot (22.5-meter)-tall Norway spruce was illuminated by 30,000 lights during a ceremony Wednesday night.

The crowd was entertained by Neil Diamond and Cee Lo Green. Justin Bieber and Tony Bennett provided pre-taped performances.

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Watch as our cameras capture the intricate process that transforms and illuminates a 12-ton Christmas tree in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza.