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    I thought we should have a thread for daily photos and videos from the US, similar to the Chiense thread of the same name.

    To get it started, here's a great video regarding historical/traditional immigration to America set to a rousing immigration song by Neil Diamond...coming to America!


    [video=youtube;oIoRbIsNJGA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIoRbIsNJGA[/video]

    Enjoy!
     
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    America's Tallest Christmas Tree - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

    This year's tallest Christmas Tree was in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. At a whopping 161 feet, this record-holding grand fir is the tallest living Christmas tree in America. It’s so huge that the star on top is itself 10 feet tall. That’s bigger than the tree most people keep in their living rooms.
     
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    Who put up the star?:p Definitely need a crane for that.
     
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    I'm sure that whomever put that tree up, either the City of Coeur d’Alene, or one of the resorts there if they are the ones who did it, also placed the star.

    They either placed it on the top before they raised the tree...so that it went up with the tree...or they used a crane (as you say) to place it on top.

    161 feet up is very high.
     
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    Life in the United States tracked by electrical/energy/light usage:

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    Pretty clear where the west/great plains start, eh?
     
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    Looks like, in time lapse, that the East-West traffic in the USA is predominant, especially I-10, I-20, I-40, I-80 and the west and east ends of I-90. North south looks like I-5 on the west coast, the northern parts of I-25, the I-75/I-57 corridors, and then I-95 in the North East. Surprised not to see more I-35 and I-25 traffic.


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    That is so weird! Mainly east to west? I would expect I45 should be a lot busier...
     
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    I'm confused. What is the variable for this map? energy usage along the highway?
     
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    I think it is just the amount of light from the traffic as viewed in some kind of time lapse at high-res from space...but am not sure.

    I too would have expected the interstate between Dallas and Houston to have been lit up (I-45).
     
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    140104-plattsmouth-nebraska-1210p.jpg

    Out of the blizzard, into the icebox; low temperature records may be shattered - U.S. News
     
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