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A group lights the national menorah in 2010.
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A group lights the national menorah in 2010.

Thousands of people were expected to attend a special lighting ceremony at the National Hanukkah Menorah near the White House today.

The ceremony started at 4 p.m.,  marking the first night of the 8-day Jewish holiday.

Jacob Lew, Director of the Federal Office of Management and Budget, was a special guest to help light the menorah on the Ellipse. "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band performed, and those who attended received hot latkes and doughnuts - while  personal menorah kits were also distributed.

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