Sign of Spring

Now It’s Really Spring: Cherry Blossoms Are at Their Peak (PHOTOS)

Our endless winter is really over—weeks after the official beginning of spring, the cherry blossoms are finally in bloom. See photos of the blooms around Washington, D.C.

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The famed cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin in Washington on April. The capital’s display of renowned cherry trees started as a gift from Japan 102 years ago.

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The Washington Monument can be seen from under some of the famed cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin.

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Darlene Yarrington of Fredericksburg, Virginia, has her picture taken with the cherry blossoms.

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The cherry trees blossom along the Tidal Basin.

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Early emerging cherry blossoms are reflected in the basin. Peak blooms are expected later this week.

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Yoshino Cherry trees are in bloom in front of the U.S. Capitol.

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Women photograph emerging cherry blossom trees around the Tidal Basin.

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Tourists inspect the Yoshino Cherry trees blooming in front of the U.S. Capitol.

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A Buddhist monk photographs emerging cherry blossom trees around the Tidal Basin.