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Capitol Christmas tree makes cross-country journey

Capitol Christmas tree makes cross-country journey

MERRY CHRISTMAS: The 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree, an 88-foot-tall Engelmann spruce from Colville National Forest in northeast Washington State, is lifted from a flat bed truck as it arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday November 25, 2013. The tree will be decorated with over 5,000 homemade ornaments and lit in early December. Photo: Associated Press/Jacquelyn Martin

WASHINGTON (AP) — A cross-country trip is now over for Washington’s latest attraction.

The Capitol Christmas tree arrived at the U.S. Capitol this week.

It’s from a forest in northeast Washington state.

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On its way east, the tree made stops in Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Donations are covering the cost of the trip.

Organizers say it will be decorated with more than 5,000 handmade ornaments, from children across the country. The tree lighting ceremony is scheduled for Dec. 5.

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