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The 65-foot Engelmann spruce traveled 5,000 miles from its home in Colorado to get to the nation’s capital. It will soon be decked out with about 5,000 ornaments.

Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerJohn Feehery: A political forest fire Trump's pick for Federal Reserve chief is right choice at right time The two-party system is dying — let’s put it out of its misery MORE (R-Ohio) will light the 74-year-old Christmas tree in a ceremony next Tuesday.

Photo: Greg Nash