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Half a million lights set Christmas tree record

28 November 2015 Last updated at 10:19 GMT

An Australian man has set a new world record for the most lights on an artificial Christmas tree.

David Richards lit up the tree in Canberra, with a grand total of 518,838 twinkling lights.

The 22-metre tall tree was topped with a large star filled with 12,000 glowing bulbs.

Mr. Richards broke the record that had been held for five years by Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan.