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Phoenix Man Lights Cactus To Celebrate Hanukkah

Mel Kline's cactus has a middle trunk and eight arms — perfect for a menorah. And at 30 feet tall, it attracts hundreds of visitors. The Arizona Republic reports Kline bought the cactus 35 years ago. His wife had wanted a maple tree.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. The spirit of Hanukah is aglow in the desert. For the seventh straight year, a man in Phoenix is lighting up the tips of a giant cactus to celebrate the holiday. Mel Kline's cactus is called a saguaro. It has a middle trunk and eight arms, perfect for a menorah. And at 30 feet tall, it attracts hundreds of visitors. The Arizona Republic reports that Kline bought the cactus 35 years ago. His wife wanted a maple tree. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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