Photos: Cherry Blossoms Through the Years

Peak bloom is almost here! Get excited by taking look back at these stunning images from past years.

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National Park Service employees shoveled snow as they cleared up a path under early blossoming cherry trees at the Tidal Basin, March 14, 2017. A major snowstorm had just hit the area. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Ice covers cherry blossoms near the Jefferson Memorial after a snow and ice storm hit D.C. on March 14, 2017. The east coast was pounded by a late season winter storm. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Ice covered cherry blossoms near the Jefferson Memorial after a snow and ice storm hit D.C. on March 14, 2017. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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With the the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial in the distance, the cherry trees that surround the Tidal Basin near the National Mall were starting to bloom March 23, 2016. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Blooming Cherry Blossoms accompanied the sun as it rose behind the Capitol, March 24, 2016. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Blooming Cherry Blossoms accompanied the sun as it rose behind the Jefferson Memorial, March 24, 2016. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Cherry blossoms were blooming as paddle boaters enjoyed time at the Tidal Basin, March 24, 2016. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Cherry blossoms were blooming as paddle boaters enjoyed time at the Tidal Basin, March 24, 2016. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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People walk along the Tidal Basin admiring the blooming cherry blossoms, March 24, 2016. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Joggers ran past blooming cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin, March 24, 2016. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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A child poses for a cherry blossom themed photograph near the Tidal Basin, April 11, 2015. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Heidi Pham, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, posed for photographs among the blooming cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin, April 11, 2015. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Cherry trees neared peak bloom near the Tidal Basin, April 11, 2015. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Xiabo Zhang (R) and her daughter Chunyi Zhang, visiting from China, look at the snow-covered cherry trees that will be blooming in a few weeks on the Tidal Basin in front of the Jefferson Memorial, on March 17, 2014. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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The sun begins to rise behind the Jefferson Memorial and Washington, Monument as the cherry blossoms begin to bloom at the Tidal Basin April 10, 2014. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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People relaxed around the Tidal Basin where cherry trees were just beginning to bloom on April 7, 2013. The blossoms were late that year, a result of a cooler than average spring. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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Cherry blossoms bloomed on the edge of the Tidal Basin after a colder than normal March and chilly April delayed the beginning of the season, April 8, 2013. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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People strolled under the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin, March 28, 2011. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Visitors ride bicycles as they enjoy cherry trees in full bloom near the Washington Monument April 1, 2010. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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People walk underneath the blossoming cherry trees along the Tidal Basin.
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A bicyclist rode past cherry trees in bloom next to the Tidal Basin on March 30, 2009.
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Friends S. Z. Lo and W. S. Lee take pictures of cherry blossoms during the first day of the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival on March 29, 2008.
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Dave Grant takes a picture of cherry blossoms during the first day of the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival on March 29, 2008.
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Cherry tree blossoms hang over the water during the first day of the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival on March 29, 2008.
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Ten-year-old Caitlin Nuckolls of Mountain View, Calif., pulls a branch to get a good smell of the cherry blossoms near the Tidal Basin on March 30, 2007.
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Lonnie Hayter of Arlington, Texas, and Larissa Aviles of Alexandria, Va., share a kiss under a canopy of cherry blossoms near the Tidal Basin on March 30, 2007.
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The Washington Monument rises above the cherry blossoms that line the Tidal Basin on March 30, 2007.
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Lydia Marshall walked underneath a canopy of cherry blossoms along the edge of the Tidal Basin on March 29, 2006.
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Raindrops weigh down newly opened cherry blossoms.
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A dove's nest sits safely in the bow of a cherry tree as the blossoms make their annual appearance along the National Mall.
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As the Washington Monument is seen in the background, cherry trees are in full bloom on April 2, 2006.
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As the Washington Monument is seen in the background, visitors walk under cherry trees in full bloom on April 2, 2006.
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Early-morning walkers pass underneath a canopy of cherry blossoms along the edge of the Tidal Basin on March 29, 2006.
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Tourists bundle up themselves in strong winds on April 4, 2004, as they visit the Tidal Basin.
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Rosario Ponte, of Alexandria, Va., photographs the cherry tree blossoms that circle the Tidal Basin on April 5, 2005.
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A woman strolls with her daughter in strong wind on April 4, 2004, as they visit the Tidal Basin.
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Cherry blossoms frame the U.S. Capitol on March 28, 2003.
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People walked underneath cherry blossom trees along the Tidal Basin on March 30, 2003.
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Tourists walk along the Tidal Basin on April 10, 2001.
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