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photos by Don Boorse/Special to the Explorer, A long way from home is Michael Jackson, 4 months old, of Elk River, Minn., who sits in a car carrier inside the opening that you could get a sneak peak of the Arizona-cut U.S. Capitol Christmas tree.
photos by Don Boorse/Special to the Explorer, Seven-year-old Brennen Sharpe of Oro Valley gets a lift on his father Zac's shoulders to sign the large canvas that wraps around a double flatbed truck housing the 85-foot U.S. Capitol Christmas tree. The tree is Arizona’s gift from the Grand Canyon State to kick off the holiday season in Washington, D.C.