Cherry Blossoms Make Their Long-Awaited 2013 Debut

The blossoms are slowly starting to open around the Tidal Basin after a colder-than-normal March and chilly April delayed the beginning of the cherry blossom season.

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 7: People cruise on a paddle boat around the Tidal Basin where cherry trees are just beginning to bloom on April 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. The blossoms are late this year, a result of a cooler than average spring. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 7: People photograph cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin where cherry trees are just beginning to bloom on April 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. The blossoms are late this year, a result of a cooler than average spring. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 7: People stroll around the Tidal Basin where cherry trees are just beginning to bloom on April 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. The blossoms are late this year, a result of a cooler than average spring. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 7: People stroll around the Tidal Basin where cherry trees are just beginning to bloom on April 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. The blossoms are late this year, a result of a cooler than average spring. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 7: People photograph cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin where cherry trees are just beginning to bloom on April 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. The blossoms are late this year, a result of a cooler than average spring. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 7: People photograph cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin where the cherry trees are just beginning to bloom on April 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. The blossoms are late this year, a result of a cooler than average spring. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 7: People cruise on a paddle boat around the Tidal Basin where cherry trees are just beginning to bloom on April 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. The blossoms are late this year, a result of a cooler than average spring. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 7: Children climb in a cherry tree at the Tidal Basin where the trees are just beginning to bloom on April 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. The blossoms are late this year, a result of a cooler than average spring. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 7: People stroll around the Tidal Basin where cherry trees are just beginning to bloom on April 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. The blossoms are late this year, a result of a cooler than average spring. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 7: People stroll around the Tidal Basin where cherry trees are just beginning to bloom on April 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. The blossoms are late this year, a result of a cooler than average spring. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 7: Cleo van der Veen paints a watercolor picture of blossoming cherry trees on April 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. The blossoms are late this year, a result of a cooler than average spring. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 7: People cruise on a paddle boat around the Tidal Basin where cherry trees are just beginning to bloom on April 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. The blossoms are late this year, a result of a cooler than average spring. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 7: People stroll around the Tidal Basin where cherry trees are just beginning to bloom on April 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. The blossoms are late this year, a result of a cooler than average spring. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 7: People cruise on paddle boats around the Tidal Basin where cherry trees are just beginning to bloom on April 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. The blossoms are late this year, a result of a cooler than average spring. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 7: A woman photographs cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin where cherry trees are just beginning to bloom on April 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. The blossoms are late this year, a result of a cooler than average spring. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 7: People relax around the Tidal Basin where cherry trees are just beginning to bloom on April 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. The blossoms are late this year, a result of a cooler than average spring. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 7: People stroll around the Tidal Basin where cherry trees are just beginning to bloom on April 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. The blossoms are late this year, a result of a cooler than average spring. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 7: People stroll around the Tidal Basin where cherry trees are just beginning to bloom on April 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. The blossoms are late this year, a result of a cooler than average spring. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 05: Cherry blossoms slowly starting to open around the Tidal Basin as a colder than normal March and chilly April has delayed the beginning of the cherry blossom season in the nation's capital April 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. Peak bloom was originally predicted between March 26 and March 30th, with the revised prediction moving to April 6-10. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 05: Cherry blossoms slowly starting to open around the Tidal Basin as a colder than normal March and chilly April has delayed the beginning of the cherry blossom season in the nation's capital April 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. Peak bloom was originally predicted between March 26 and March 30th, with the revised prediction moving to April 6-10. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: With the Washington Monument as a background, cherry blossoms slowly start to open around the Tidal Basin as a colder-than-normal March and chilly April has delayed the beginning of the cherry blossom season in the nation's capital April 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Peak bloom was originally predicted between March 26 and March 30, with the revised prediction moving to April 6-10. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: Tourist Warren Cosgrove photographs cherry blossoms slowly starting to open around the Tidal Basin as a colder-than-normal March and chilly April has delayed the beginning of the cherry blossom season in the nation's capital April 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Peak bloom was originally predicted between March 26 and March 30, with the revised prediction moving to April 6-10. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: With the Washington Monument as a background, cherry blossoms slowly start to open around the Tidal Basin as a colder-than-normal March and chilly April has delayed the beginning of the cherry blossom season in the nation's capital April 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Peak bloom was originally predicted between March 26 and March 30, with the revised prediction moving to April 6-10. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: Cherry blossoms slowly start to open around the Tidal Basin as a colder-than-normal March and chilly April has delayed the beginning of the cherry blossom season in the nation's capital April 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Peak bloom was originally predicted between March 26 and March 30, with the revised prediction moving to April 6-10. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: With the Washington Monument as a background, cherry blossoms slowly start to open around the Tidal Basin as a colder-than-normal March and chilly April has delayed the beginning of the cherry blossom season in the nation's capital April 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Peak bloom was originally predicted between March 26 and March 30, with the revised prediction moving to April 6-10. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: With the Jefferson Memorial as a background, cherry blossoms slowly start to open around the Tidal Basin as a colder-than-normal March and chilly April has delayed the beginning of the cherry blossom season in the nation's capital April 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Peak bloom was originally predicted between March 26 and March 30, with the revised prediction moving to April 6-10. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: With the Washington Monument as a background, cherry blossoms slowly start to open around the Tidal Basin as a colder-than-normal March and chilly April has delayed the beginning of the cherry blossom season in the nation's capital April 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Peak bloom was originally predicted between March 26 and March 30, with the revised prediction moving to April 6-10. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: Cherry blossoms in the peduncle elongation phase wait to open around the Tidal Basin as a colder-than-normal March and chilly April has delayed the beginning of the cherry blossom season in the nation's capital April 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Peak bloom was originally predicted between March 26 and March 30, with the revised prediction moving to April 6-10. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: Cherry blossoms slowly start to open around the Tidal Basin as a colder-than-normal March and chilly April has delayed the beginning of the cherry blossom season in the nation's capital April 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Peak bloom was originally predicted between March 26 and March 30, with the revised prediction moving to April 6-10. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: Cherry blossoms slowly start to open around the Tidal Basin as a colder-than-normal March and chilly April has delayed the beginning of the cherry blossom season in the nation's capital April 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Peak bloom was originally predicted between March 26 and March 30, with the revised prediction moving to April 6-10. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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