Fireworks explode over the state Capitol and the state holiday tree Nov. 18, 2005, in Lansing, Mich., following a lighting ceremony. The tree should be called a Christmas tree rather than being labeled a holiday tree as it is now, the Republican-controlled Senate said in a resolution Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005.
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New York, N.Y.
The New York Stock Exchange celebrates the holiday season with the lighting of its Christmas tree Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005.
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Spectators watch the lighting of the Vermont State Christmas Tree on the lawn of the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005.
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Jaden Link, 4, gazes up at the North Dakota State Christmas Tree during the tree lighting ceremony at the Capitol in Bismarck, N.D., on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005. The tree is decorated with hundreds of handmade ornaments donated by North Dakota citizens.
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A tour group from the Quad Cities area in Illinois and Iowa admire the executive Christmas tree while touring the Illinois Governor's Mansion in Springfield, Ill., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005. The Executive Mansion hosts public tours on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings during the holiday season.
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Santa leads a crowd in Christmas songs, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, following the lighting of the state Christmas tree on the Capitol grounds in Raleigh, N.C.
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A decorated Christmas tree is seen at San Francisco's City Hall, Monday, Dec. 5, 2005.
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Fireworks explode over Empire State Plaza during the New York State Tree lighting and fireworks festival Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005 in Albany, N.Y.
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Fireworks go off as a 48-foot white spruce donated by the people of Nova Scotia is lit on Boston Common, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005.
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Members of the Lincoln Magnet School Show Choir sing Christmas carols inside the Chase Bank during the Old Capitol Holiday Walk, Wednesday evening, Nov. 30, 2005, in Springfield, Ill.
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New York, N.Y.
Lincoln Center's Christmas tree lights up the plaza at the center of the performing arts complex after it was lit on Monday, Nov. 28, 2005 in New York. The 50-foot blue spruce is touted as "America's Most Musical Tree."
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Little Rock, Ark.
A member of the Capitol work detail checks a 20-foot red cedar tree in the rotunda of the Arkansas Capitol Building in Little Rock Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005.
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Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry lights the state's Christmas tree during the annual lighting ceremony at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005.
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With Philadelphia's official Christmas tree in the background, two youngsters have their photograph taken shortly after the tree's lights were turned on to signal the start of the holiday season Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, in Philadelphia. The tower in the background is the spire of City Hall.
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The New Orleans's Christmas tree lights up in downtown New Orleans, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005. The Downtown Develoment District, the Mayor's office, the Astro Crowne Plaza hotel and Evergreen Agriculture hosted holiday festivities for residents of the beleagured city, giving away Christmas trees on Canal Street.
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Jason Smith lifts his younger brother, Matthew, 2, for a better look at the Christmas tree during the 39th annual Governor's Carolighting on the South Carolina Statehouse grounds in Columbia, S.C. on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005.
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