The biggest Christmas Trees of 2012 – from New York and Washington to London, Bussels and Hong Kong
WHO has the biggest, flashiest, most God-fearing, greenhouse gas emitting Christmas tree of 2012?
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Workers deliver the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree, a 73 foot Engelmann Spruce from the White River National Forest, near Meeker, Colo., at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. The 74 year-old tree will be decorated with more than 5,000 handmade ornaments and will be illuminated on Dec. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
President Barack Obama, second from right, first lady Michelle Obama, center, Sasha Obama, Malia Obama and Michelle Obama’s mother Marian Robinson, left of center, and others participate in the 90th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The State Capitol Christmas Tree glows from 10,000 ultra-low watt LED lights after it was turned on during ceremonies at the in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. Along with lights, hundreds of hand-crafted ornaments made by children and adults with developmental disabilities adorn the 50-foot white fir tree developmental disabilities.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Workers assemble and decorate a giant Christmas Tree in front of the Royal Castle in fine weather for this time of the year in Warsaw, Poland, on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Christmas is eagerly celebrated in the predominantly Catholic Poland . (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Spectators mill around the official state Christmas tree following a lighting ceremony, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Lansing, Mich. The event was part of the 28th annual Silver Bells in the City celebration. This year’s state tree is a 75-foot-tall Concolor Fir tree from Jackson, Mich., donated by Anthony and Stephanie LaPorte. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
Pope Benedict XVI is framed by a Christmas tree during the Angelus prayer he delivered from his studio window overlooking St. Peter’s square at the Vatican, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Workers place a 24-meter (78 feet) Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. The tree is a gift from the community of Pescopennataro, in the Italian region of Molise, and will be lit during a ceremony on Dec. 14. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
A Christmas tree is displayed at a shopping mall as the territory prepares to celebrate the Christmas holidays, in Hong Kong Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Municipal workers decorate a huge Christmas tree in Red Square, with St. Basil Cathedral partially seen at right, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. A snowfall hit Moscow on Wednesday with temperatures falling to about 0 Centigrade 32 degrees Fahrenheit. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)
A general view of the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, London.
Finishing touches are added to a 26ft high Christmas Barrel Tree in Londonâs Covent Garden. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 27, 2012. The nine-tiered Barrel Tree, made from 140 used whiskey barrels, has previously only ever been built at the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, but for the first time it will stand in Covent Gardenâs east Piazza throughout the Christmas period. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA
Designer Gary Card’s Electric Christmas tree which has been made using parts of the Vauxhall Ampera car, as part of the final installment of the Vauxhall Ampera season at the Kings Cross Filling Station in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 28, 2012. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA Wire
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A Christmas tree is lit near a ferris wheel in Paris, France, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
An abstract light installation replaces the traditional Christmas tree at the Grand Place in Brussels, Saturday Dec. 1, 2012. Traditionally, a 20m (65ft) pine tree from the forests of the Ardennes decorates the city’s central square, the Grand Place. This year, it has been replaced with a 25m (82ft) construction. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
A Christmas tree is lit up to celebrate the upcoming Christmas holiday in front of City Hall at the Sol square in Madrid, Spain on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
People walk along the Christmas Market during heavy rain in front of the Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary), left, and St. Severi’s Church, right, in Erfurt, central Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. The Erfurt Christmas Market is one of the most beautiful Christmas Markets in Germany. The square is decorated with a huge, candle-lit Christmas tree and a large, hand-carved nativity scene. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
The Palace of Holyrood Christmas tree is decorated by staff member Andrew Grant at the Queen’s official residence in Scotland. The tree from the Scottish Borders is on display in the throne room of the palace in Edinburgh. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday December 7, 2012. Photo credit should read: David Cheskin/PA Wire