U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner helped light the Capitol Christmas tree in Washington, D.C. in an annual tree-lighting ceremony that was attended by other members of Congress.
The 27-meter Engelmann spruce came from Colville National Forest, in Washington state.
It is the second tallest tree ever to be used at the Capitol.
The tree is decorated with more than five thousand ornaments, handmade by children from across the country reflecting the theme "Sharing Washington's Good Nature."
The first tree lighting ceremony at the Capitol was in 1964.