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In Washington, the Japanese art of cherry blossom viewing

Japanese diplomat Yoshiyuki Yamada (L) and his wife, Akiko, show daughter, Haruno, a soon-to-bloom cherry blossom on April 5, 2013, in Bethesda, Maryland. With 3,000 Japanese cherry trees about to burst into full bloom, Washington is in eager anticipationWith 3,000 Japanese cherry trees about to burst into full bloom, Washington is in eager anticipation of its annual cherry blossom celebration marking the start of spring.