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A Contraband Christmas Tree

NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Noel King. Lighters and corkscrews and bent-bladed scissors, these are airport security's least favorite things. Officials at Lithuania's Vilnius Airport confiscated banned items from passengers. But instead of throwing them out, the airport decided to put them to use for the holiday. Workers assembled a contraband Christmas tree topped with a star made of blades, a monument to both the season and air travel safety regulations. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.