Christmas at the White House

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Holiday decorations by the East Visitor Entrance of the White House in Washington, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, the theme this year is "Gather Around." (AP PhotoJacquelyn Martin)
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The official White House Christmas Tree is delivered to the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Wyckoff's Christmas Tree Farm in White Township, New Jersey, is the source of four Christmas trees that will be displayed in the White House during the holiday season. (AP PhotoPablo Martinez Monsivais)
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First lady Michelle Obama hugs Ashtyn Gardner, 2, from Mobile, Ala., who earlier lost her balance when she was greeting Sunny, one of the presidential dogs, as children of military families participate in a holiday arts and crafts event in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP PhotoCharles Dharapak)
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Photographs of military homecomings decorate the White House Christmas tree in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP PhotoJacquelyn Martin)
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A gingerbread house of the White House, complete with dogs Sunny and Bo, is part of the holiday decorations in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP PhotoJacquelyn Martin)
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A Christmas tree decorated with names of fallen military members is seen in the East Entrance Landing of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, during a media preview of the holiday decorations. (AP PhotoJacquelyn Martin)
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Holiday decorations in the Red Room of the White House include a "vase" of flowers made from sugar, at right, in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP PhotoJacquelyn Martin)
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Bo, right, and Sunny, the Obama family dogs, watch as children join first lady Michelle Obama in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, as she invites them to particpate in making holiday crafts and tour the 2013 Christmas decorations. (AP PhotoCharles Dharapak)
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Figures of President Barack Obama's family dogs Bo, left, and Sunny, are seen in front of a gingerbread version of the White House, part of the holiday decorations in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP PhotoJacquelyn Martin)
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A gingerbread house of the White House, complete with dogs Sunny and Bo, is part of the holiday decorations in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP PhotoJacquelyn Martin)
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** FOURTH IN A SERIES OF SIX ** Ashtyn Gardner, 2, from Mobile, Ala., loses her balance as her leg gets caught in a walker belonging to another child, left, as she is greeted by Sunny, one of the presidential dogs, as she is held on a leash by first lady Michelle Obama, as children of military families participate in a holiday arts and crafts event in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP PhotoCharles Dharapak)
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A biblical scene is among holiday decor in the East Room of the White House in Washington, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. According to officials, the White House creche has been part of the White House Holiday decor since the Johnson administration. (AP PhotoJacquelyn Martin)
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The Official White House Christmas Tree arrives outside the North Portico of the White House? in Washington, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Wyckoff’s Christmas Tree Farm in White Township, New Jersey, is the source of four Christmas trees that will be displayed in the White House during the holiday season. (AP PhotoPablo Martinez Monsivais)
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A hallway is filled with decorations in the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP PhotoJacquelyn Martin)
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First lady Michelle Obama reacts as Ashtyn Gardner, 2, from Mobile, Ala., loses her balance when she was greeting Sunny, one of the presidential dogs, as children of military families participate in a holiday arts and crafts event in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP PhotoCharles Dharapak)
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White House holiday cookies, including some picturing Bo and Sunny, the Obama family dogs, are displayed outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, after first lady Michelle Obama welcomed military families to the White House to tour the 2013 Christmas decorations. (AP PhotoCharles Dharapak)
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First lady Michelle Obama receives the Official White House Christmas Tree outside the North Portico of the White House? in Washington, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Wyckoff’s Christmas Tree Farm in White Township, New Jersey, is the source of four Christmas trees that will be displayed in the White House during the holiday season. (AP PhotoPablo Martinez Monsivais)

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