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Spectacular Christmas Trees, From Warsaw to the White House (Photos)

From Singapore to South Carolina and the White House, see some of the most elaborate and enormous Christmas trees from around the world.

The Christmas tree tradition seems to get stronger each year, with even some countries like Thailand, which is overwhelmingly Buddhist, getting into the spirit. From Singapore to South Carolina and the White House, see some of the most elaborate—and enormous—Christmas trees from around the world.

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The 88.5-foot Christmas tree in front of the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, was lit Dec. 3, 2011.

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Enormous ornaments and snow-colored lights decorate this tree in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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Residents of Kiev gather for the lighting of a 40-meter Christmas tree in the Ukrainian capital.

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House Speaker John Boehner lit the U.S. Capitol building’s Christmas tree—a 65-foot Sierra white fir from the Stanislaus National Forest in California. Once the tree was lit, the U.S. Army band played to ring in the holiday season.

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The tallest Christmas tree in Los Angeles stands 110 feet tall at the Grove Farmers Market. Pictured, people taking a closer look at the tree’s ornate decorations.

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The inside of the Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris looks like a snow globe, with a massive rock and roll Christmas tree in the center.

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Rome’s Christmas tree towers over the glowing ancient Colosseum.

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Divers dressed as Santa, and a reindeer swim around an underwater Christmas tree in an aquarium in Manila, Philippines.

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A couple cuddles close to Singapore’s giant golden glowing Christmas tree.

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Historic Marion Square in Charleston, SC, shines under the multicolored fairy lights of the Christmas tree near St. Matthew’s Church.

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Framed military medals and handmade holiday cards from military children adorn the official White House Christmas tree—an 18-foot-6-inch balsam fir. The White House gets in the Christmas spirit every year with 37 Christmas trees and a 400-pound White House gingerbread house.