U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama cuddle together as they participate in the National Christmas Tree lighting in Washington.
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A worker decorates a Christmas tree designed by Lebanese designer Elie Saab in front of the Al-Amin mosque in Beirut, Lebanon
A crib made out of rubble and a Christmas tree are set on a roundabout in the regime-held Hamedieh neighbourhood in the Syrian city of Homs
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Fashion designer Gareth Pugh unveils the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum’s Christmas tree, titled Ceremony.
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Legoland model maker Katrina James (R) poses with a 3kg Lego star as she places it on top of a 8m tall Lego christmas tree at Legoland Windsor Resort, west of London. The tree is comprised of 300,000 Lego bricks and took four weeks to build.
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A typhoon Haiyan survivor decorates a Christmas tree amid the rubble of destroyed houses in the City of Tacloban in central Philippines
Two nuns look on as workers erect a Christmas tree in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican. The tree comes from Bavaria, Germany, is 25 metres high and weighs 7.2 tonnes.
Michelle Obama, US first lady, and her daughters Sasha and Malia welcome the official White House Christmas tree to the White House in Washington. The 18.5ft Douglas Fir was grown by Chris Botek, a second-generation Christmas tree farmer from Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Pennsylvania.