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US President Joe Biden on Thursday night shared on X a photo of the White House menorah, which had been lit with the first candle of Hanukkah.

“The story of Hanukkah teaches us that even a little bit of light, wherever it is found, can dispel the darkness and illuminate a path forward,” wrote Biden.

“From our family to yours, Jill and I wish you and your loved ones a Chanukah Sameach, a Happy Hanukkah!” he added.

Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff shared a photo of he and his wife, Vice President Kamala Harris, lighting their menorah.

“Tonight, we proudly light our menorahs and let them shine out our front windows as a reminder that even in darkness, we can bring forth the light. From our family to yours, happy Hanukkah!” he wrote.