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New York — The Rock­e­feller Cen­ter Christ­mas tree is in place and will soon be strung with 50,000 lights as one of New York City’s star hol­i­day at­trac­tions, a gift from a same-sex mar­ried cou­ple. The 72-foot-tall, 12-ton Nor­way spruce ar­rived on a flatbed trailer Satur­day morn­ing and was hoisted by a crane into a spot over­look­ing the Rock­e­feller skat­ing rink. Mil­lions of peo­ple are ex­pected to visit the tree, which will stay up till Jan. 7. The 75-yearold spruce came from Wal­lkill, 60 miles north of New York. It was do­nated by Lis­sette Gu­tier­rez and her wife, Shirley Figueroa, from their home prop­erty.

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