US Christmas Tree lighting ceremony

Dec 05, 2014, 12:27 PM IST
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President Barack Obama dances on stage with Santa, members of Fifth Harmony, left, Nico & Vinz and The Tenors, behind, during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

President Barack Obama dances on stage with Santa, members of Fifth Harmony, left, Nico & Vinz and The Tenors, behind, during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

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First lady Michelle Obama, right, and little league pitcher Mo'ne Davis read 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

First lady Michelle Obama, right, and little league pitcher Mo'ne Davis read 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama holds the microphone for his daughter Sasha Obama as they sing on stage during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

President Barack Obama holds the microphone for his daughter Sasha Obama as they sing on stage during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama walks from the stage with his daughters, Malia, left, and Sasha, right, after lighting the 2014 National Christmas Tree during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

President Barack Obama walks from the stage with his daughters, Malia, left, and Sasha, right, after lighting the 2014 National Christmas Tree during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, help Michelle's mother, Marian Robinson, to her seat after lighting the 2014 National Christmas Tree during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, help Michelle's mother, Marian Robinson, to her seat after lighting the 2014 National Christmas Tree during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

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Fifth Harmony performs during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

Fifth Harmony performs during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

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Chely Wright performs during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

Chely Wright performs during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama dances on stage with Santa, members of Fifth Harmony, left, Nico & Vinz and The Tenors, background, during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

President Barack Obama dances on stage with Santa, members of Fifth Harmony, left, Nico & Vinz and The Tenors, background, during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

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Nico & Vinz perform during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

Nico & Vinz perform during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama, joins Santa Claus and other performers on stage during the finale at the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.

President Barack Obama, joins Santa Claus and other performers on stage during the finale at the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.

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Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, sing on stage during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, sing on stage during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama greets Santa on stage during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

President Barack Obama greets Santa on stage during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama walks off stage with daughters Malia and Sasha, after participating in the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.

President Barack Obama walks off stage with daughters Malia and Sasha, after participating in the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.

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President Barack Obama  with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha, participate in the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.

President Barack Obama with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha, participate in the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.

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Tom Hanks, and Rita Wilson arrive on stage during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

Tom Hanks, and Rita Wilson arrive on stage during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama, leans over to talk with his daughter Sasha as they sit with First Lady Michelle Obama and Malia and watch the performances at the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

President Barack Obama, leans over to talk with his daughter Sasha as they sit with First Lady Michelle Obama and Malia and watch the performances at the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama and the first family stands right, after lighting the 2014 National Christmas Tree during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

President Barack Obama and the first family stands right, after lighting the 2014 National Christmas Tree during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.

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