Friday, April 6, 2012

Japan's iconic cherry blossoms reach full bloom

Japan's iconic cherry blossoms reach full bloom:

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A couple in a boat passes beneath cherry blossom trees along Imperial Palace Chidorigafuchi moats in Tokyo, Japan, on April 6. The Japan Meteorological Agency announced that blossoms of cherry trees are fully bloomed in Tokyo.

Yuriko Nakao / Reuters
Cherry blossoms in full bloom are seen in Kawasaki, near Tokyo on April 6. Spring has begun in Japan with the blooming of the country's beloved cherry trees, with revelers eager to use the occasion as a way to break from a year marked by crisis and disaster.

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A cherry blossom is seen lying on a cherry tree roots at the Yasukuni Shrine precincts in Tokyo, Japan, on April 6. The Japan Meteorological Agency announced that blossoms of cherry trees are fully bloomed in Tokyo.
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This year marks 100 years since the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki to Washington, D.C.

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