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Stunning Photos Show Off Cherry Blossoms Around The World

This warrants a last-minute trip.
03/16/2017 01:21pm ET

From Japan to Washington, D.C., cherry trees are in bloom all over the Northern Hemisphere. The light pink buds usually open now, in early spring, for displays of crazy gorgeous proportions.

D.C.’s iconic cherry blossoms may suffer seasonal damage due to this week’s winter storm. In other spots, though, blooms are starting off strong. Check out these photos from this and previous seasons in all their glory.

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Gucun Park, Shanghai, March 2017
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Gucun Park, Shanghai, March 2017
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China, March 2017
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Tokyo, 2016
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Tokyo, 2016
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Copenhagen, 2015
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Tokyo, 2016
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Tokyo, 2015
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Kyoto, 2015
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Bonn, Germany, 2016
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Berlin, 2009
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Nanjing, 2016
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Tokyo, 2016
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Washington, D.C., 2016
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Washington, D.C., 2015
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Washington, D.C., 2016
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Tokyo, 2016
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Tokyo, 2016
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Tokyo, April 2016
Washington D.C. , March 2016
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Tokyo, April 2016
Japan Celebrates Cherry Blossom Season
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