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  • National Christmas Tree Lighting

    President Barack Obama speaks during the 90th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White House, Dec. 6, 2012 in Washington.
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  • National Christmas Tree Lighting

    US President Barack Obama and the first family join performers while singing during the 90th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse of the National Mall on December 6, 2012 in Washington, DC.
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    President Barack Obama, alongside his daughter Malia, sing with Neil Patrick Harris and Rico Rodriguez during the National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse adjacent to the White House in Washington on Dec. 6, 2012.
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  • National Christmas Tree Lighting

    US First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia Obama and US President Barack Obama sing Santa Clause is Coming to Town during the 90th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse of the National Mall on December 6, 2012 in Washington, DC.
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  • National Christmas Tree Lighting

    Rico Rodriguez, left, and host Neil Patrick Harris participate in the 90th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White House on Dec. 6, 2012 in Washington.
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  • National Christmas Tree Lighting

    Phillip Phillips, winner of American Idol Season 11, performs at the concert during the 90th National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Ellipse behind the White House on Dec. 6, 2012 in Washington.
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    Jason Mraz, left, and Colbie Caillat, sing during the 90th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in Washington.
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  • National Christmas Tree Lighting

    US First Lady Michelle Obama and actor Rico Rodriguez read The Night Before Christmas during the 90th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse of the National Mall on December 6, 2012 in Washington, DC.
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  • National Christmas Tree Lighting

    US President Barack Obama speaks during the 90th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse of the National Mall on December 6, 2012 in Washington, DC.
    Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
  • National Christmas Tree Lighting

    President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, prepare to push the button to light the National Christmas Tree during the National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse adjacent to the White House in Washington on Dec. 6, 2012.
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