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The cherry blossoms are speeding toward peak bloom

Photographers line up along the edge of the Tidal Basin in Washington to shoot the blossoming cherry trees at sunrise, Thursday, April 5, 2018. AP
A visitor wearing traditional Japanese kimono strolls under the cherry blossoms in Tokyo Thursday, March 29, 2018. The cherry blossom season marks the arrival of spring for the Japanese. AP
A plane passes by cherry blossoms in Dortmund, northern Germany, Friday, April 6, 2018. AP
A bride and groom embrace while having wedding photos taken as cherry blossoms continue their annual blooming season along the Tidal Basin April 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. The cherry trees were given by Japan to the United States as a gift 106 years ago. AFP
Laden with pollen attached to its legs, a honeybee pursues nectar from a cluster of cherry blossoms in Norma Pfeiffer Park, Friday, April 6, 2018, in Coburg, Ore. AP
Cherry blossoms continue their annual blooming season along the Tidal Basin April 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. The cherry trees were given by Japan to the United States as a gift 106 years ago. AFP
People film a shower of cherry blossoms at a park in Tokyo, Japan, April 2, 2018. Reuters
A man takes a picture of blooming Sakura cherry trees at the Eur park in Rome on April 2, 2018. AFP
With the Washington Monument in the background, a jogger wearing mittens passes a blooming cherry blossom tree on a windy and chilly day, Monday, April 2, 2018, at the tidal basin in Washington. AP
A bumblebee lands at a blossom of flowering cherry trees during springlike temperatures in Erfurt, Germany, Saturday, April 7, 2018. AP
A crowd of people walk beneath cherry blossoms in bloom at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC, USA, 05 April 2018. The 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival is underway with blossoms currently at peak bloom. The festival commemorates the 1912 gift of three thousand cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. EPA
Julie Sternberg of Washington, takes a selfie under the cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin, Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Washington. AP
A local train and cherry blossoms reflect on the water of a rice paddy past Itabu station of Kominato Line in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, Japan, 03 April 2018. The water was started to be flown to the rice paddy field to start the preparations for rice planting on the beginning of April. The rice planting will be started on the mid of April annually. EPA
As dawn approaches photographers use a light to illuminate cherry blossoms in bloom, with the Thomas Jefferson Memorial seen behind, at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC, USA, 06 April 2018. The 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival is underway with blossoms having already peaked. Rain and possibly one to three inches of snow is forecast to fall in the nation's capital, 07 April, which could wrap up the current bloom. EPA




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