First Lady Jill Biden unveils Christmas decorations at the White House
Photo: Andrew Harnik / dpa
Christmas spirit in the White House: The First Lady of the USA, Jill Biden, presented this year's Christmas decorations at the government headquarters in Washington.
"What we have in common is so much bigger than the things that separate us," said Jill Biden at the presentation of the holiday decorations.
This year's decoration is themed "We the People" (in German: "Wir, das Volk") - the words with which the American Constitution begins.
This concept of unity describes the "soul of the nation," said the First Lady.
According to their office, 77 Christmas trees have been put up and more than 83,000 Christmas lights have been installed.
As usual, large wreaths adorn the windows at the front of the government headquarters.
As every year, a gingerbread version of the White House was also built from dough and icing.
More than 150 volunteers from across the country spent a whole week decorating the building's interior and exterior, it said.