First lady Michelle Obama with daughters Sasha, behind the first lady, and Malia, left, and family dog "Bo" flashes a thumbs up as they welcome the arrival of the official White House Christmas tree, a 19-foot Fraser Fir from Jefferson, N.C., Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at the North Portico of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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