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Canberra - Civic Square Christmas Tree 2011
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Christmas 2011 is almost upon us and by now huge chrissy trees would have gone up in many cities around the globe. Well, here's our little bush capital's 21-metre tree at Civic Square, Canberra. It's very pretty, but OK perhaps a tiny bit low key compared to the very lavish displays of big cities... but meh.

Update: Perhaps I wasn't standing at the best spot. The tree at 21 metres high, is a lot taller than the nearby light poles but this doesn't quite show in the photo.

Update 2: Please also check out the 2012 version - it's a much sharper photo!

Copyright: Unkle Kennykoala
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Taken: 13/12/2011
Uploaded: 14/12/2011
Updated: 08/07/2014
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