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It's that time of year again: The White House presents itself outside and inside in Christmas garb – with trees on the roof and presents in front of the door, like here on the east wing of the US government headquarters.

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In the entrance hall there are flying reindeer to marvel at. For this, more than 300 volunteers from all over the country helped decorate for a week.

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First Lady Jill Biden presents the festively decorated White House with impressive decoration figures: 142,425 lights are lit, 4.5 kilometers of decorative ribbon decorate the rooms.

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In addition, there are 98 fir trees, such as here in the so-called Green Room, which shows itself in classic jewelry. This year's motto: "Magic, Wonder and Joy" of the holidays.

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This corridor is more kitschy, with sweets, macarons and other colourful sweets dangling from the ceiling.

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IMAGO/Leigh Vogel / IMAGO/UPI Photo

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This table is also all about sweet baked goods. Perhaps fitting for US President Joe Biden, who is said to have a penchant for sweets.

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As every year, there is also a White House as a gingerbread version, for which its makers have used more than 13 kilograms of chocolate and almost 23 kilograms of icing.

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In the dining room, a ballerina appears in the window. More than 100,000 visitors are expected in the coming weeks to see the Christmas decorations.

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Guests will also be greeted by Biden's German Shepherd Commander – albeit in the form of a figure rather than the original. The German Shepherd had been banned from the White House in the fall after a series of biting attacks against Secret Service employees.

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The Bidens' family cat, Willow, is also not to be missed under the tree.

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Solemn wishes and greetings: Letters to President Biden and Santa Claus hang from a branch.

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Next to the portrait of former President Jimmy Carter is a simple Christmas tree with white baubles.

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Two employees between two mighty fir trees

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