Cherry Blossoms Burst Into Bloom in Washington, DC

The cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C., bloomed early this year, despite forecasted snow and freezing temperatures that failed to materialize over the weekend, according to the National Park Service. Visitors wandered around the Tidal Basin snapping photos and taking in the floral scene.

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People take pictures of blooming cherry blossoms on March 24, 2016 in Washington, D.C.
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Blooming cherry blossoms are visible as the early morning sun rises behind the Jefferson Memorial on March 24, 2016 in Washington, D.C.
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Suzy Dodge, 32, left, and Justin Cook, 35, of Washington, pose for a portrait in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 2016. In the background is the Jefferson Memorial, where the couple will be married April 8.
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Sporting a cherry blossom-inspired headband, Taryn MacMahon, 8, of Falls Church, Virginia, visited D.C. to watch the sunrise and see the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin on March 24, 2016.
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Cherry blossoms bloom near the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on March 24, 2016 in Washington, D.C.
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People tour the Tidal Basin where the cherry blossoms are blooming on March 24, 2016 in Washington, D.C.
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Cherry blossoms begin to bloom at the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., on March 22, 2016.
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Claire Randall and Eric Randall, of Alexandria, Virginia, hold their 6-day-old daughter Victoria under blooming cherry blossom trees in Washington, D.C., March 24, 2016.
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People operate paddle boats in Washington, D.C.'s Tidal Basin on March 24, 2016.
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A girl poses in her ballet shoes along the Tidal Basin under blooming cherry blossom trees in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 2016.
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Wearing a headband covered with flowers and butterflies, Taryn MacMahon, 8, blends in with the cherry blossoms in bloom in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 2016. She visited the flowering trees with her mother just after sunrise.
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People pose for photographs at sunrise with cherry blossom trees in full bloom on the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., March 24, 2016.
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Cherry blossoms hang in front of the Jefferson Memorial at the Tidal Basin at dawn on March 24, 2016, in Washington, D.C.
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