Photos: National Menorah Lighting ceremony

From left, Rabbi Levi Shemtov, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Rabbi Abraham Shemtov participate in the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
From left, Rabbi Levi Shemtov, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Rabbi Abraham Shemtov participate in the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
From left, Rabbi Levi Shemtov, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Rabbi Abraham Shemtov participate in the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
From left, Rabbi Levi Shemtov, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Rabbi Abraham Shemtov participate in the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
From left, Rabbi Levi Shemtov, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Rabbi Abraham Shemtov participate in the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
From left, Rabbi Levi Shemtov, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Rabbi Abraham Shemtov participate in the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Dreidel dance during the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Dreidel dance during the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough accompanied by Rabbi Levi Shemtov speaks during the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough accompanied by Rabbi Levi Shemtov speaks during the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Rabbi Levi Shemtov speaks during the annual National Menorah Lighting, in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Rabbi Levi Shemtov speaks during the annual National Menorah Lighting, in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Grammy Award Winning Violinist Miri Ben-Ari performs during the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Grammy Award Winning Violinist Miri Ben-Ari performs during the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Symbolic maccabi soldier participate in the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Symbolic maccabi soldier participate in the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough speaks during the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough speaks during the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough speaks during the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough speaks during the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
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From left, Rabbi Levi Shemtov, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Rabbi Abraham Shemtov participate in the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
From left, Rabbi Levi Shemtov, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Rabbi Abraham Shemtov participate in the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
From left, Rabbi Levi Shemtov, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Rabbi Abraham Shemtov participate in the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Dreidel dance during the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough accompanied by Rabbi Levi Shemtov speaks during the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Rabbi Levi Shemtov speaks during the annual National Menorah Lighting, in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Grammy Award Winning Violinist Miri Ben-Ari performs during the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Symbolic maccabi soldier participate in the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough speaks during the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough speaks during the annual National Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

WASHINGTON — Sunday marked the start of Hanukkah, and the annual National Menorah Lighting on the Ellipse near the White House.

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