From Japan to Washington, D.C. people gather to relish the beauty of the blooming cherry tree. Highly aniticpated and heavily photographed, the blossoms are celebrated by many.

By Leanne Burden Seidel

People walk under cherry blossoms by the Tidal Basin in Washington,D.C. on April 9. The cherry blossoms were originally a gift from Japan,
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