Cherry blossoms frame a sunset view of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. The blooming of the pink and white blossoms heralds spring's arrival in the nation's capital, where hundreds of thousands of visitors flock each year to visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Washington Monument

Cherry blossoms frame a sunset view of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. The blooming of the pink and white blossoms heralds spring's arrival in the nation's capital, where hundreds of thousands of visitors flock each year to visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Photograph by Karen Kasmauski

Cherry Blossoms Photos

See photos of cherry blossoms and cherry trees in Washington, D.C., and Japan, and download cherry blossom wallpapers from National Geographic.

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