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12 Christmas trees around the world (PHOTO)

From the Norwegian spruce in London to the Lego tree in Melbourne, here’s a selection of the best national Christmas trees.
12 Christmas trees around the world (PHOTO)

People visit a 12-metre high Christmas tree constructed of 121 old windows that come from local old houses as it is illuminated in Rakvere, Estonia
Photograph: Raigo Pajula/AFP/Getty Images
12 Christmas trees around the world (PHOTO)

The tree in Rossio Square in Lisbon, Portugal
Photograph: Zhang Liyun/Xinhua Press/Corbis
12 Christmas trees around the world (PHOTO)

A Christmas tree is lit up in front of the Basilica of St Stephen in Budapest, Hungary
Photograph: Noemi Bruzak/EPA
12 Christmas trees around the world (PHOTO)

The Obama family, including Michelle’s mother Marian Robinson, and the actor Reese Witherspoon officiate at the tree lighting ceremony in Washington
Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
12 Christmas trees around the world (PHOTO)

The tree in Melbourne, Australia, was constructed from over half a million Lego bricks
Photograph: Chris Hopkins/Getty Images
12 Christmas trees around the world (PHOTO)

Byblos, north of Beirut in Lebanon, opted for an abstract gold tree
Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters
12 Christmas trees around the world (PHOTO)

Huge crowds turned out for the lighting of the national Christmas tree in Vilnius, Lithuania
Photograph: Mindaugas Kulbis/AP
12 Christmas trees around the world (PHOTO)

The lighting of the tree at the Rockefeller Center was a typically extravagant affair
Photograph: Li Muzi/Xinhua Press/Corbis
12 Christmas trees around the world (PHOTO)

The tree in Trafalgar Square, London, was reflected on the rainy pavement
Photograph: Paul Brown/Shutterstock/Rex
12 Christmas trees around the world (PHOTO)

People gather to look at the tree which was attempting to beat the Guinness World Record for most lights on a tree in Canberra, Australia. The 22-metre tree had over half a million lights
Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP
12 Christmas trees around the world (PHOTO)

The tree at the Christmas market in Krakow, Poland
Photograph: Jacek Bednarczyk/EPA
12 Christmas trees around the world (PHOTO)

The US Capitol Christmas tree in Washington is 74-feet high and comes from Alaska’s Chugach national forest
Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Source: Guardian
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