Photo essay: Sights of cherry blossom season

Media Credit: Erin Leone | Photographer

Tourists continue to flood the streets as iconic cherry blossoms are in bloom.

As cherry blossom season is in full swing, tourists have come from all over to visit D.C. and witness the beauty alongside the Tidal Basin.

For the first time in two years, the National Cherry Blossom Festival was held in person, and this year marks the 110-year anniversary of the gift of friendship the city was given by Japan in 1912.

The National Parks Service announced that peak bloom, when at least 70 percent of the Yoshino Cherry blossoms were open, was from March 22 through 25, drawing massive crowds the last two weekends. 

Here is a glimpse at some of the blossoms and crowds over the past few weeks:

Krishna Rajpara | Photographer

Erin Leone | Photographer

Gabrielle Rhoads | Staff Photographer

Michelle Lin | Photographer

Skylar Epstein | Staff Photographer

Sophia Goedert | Staff Photographer

Sydney Walsh | Assistant Photo Editor

Sophia Kerr | Photographer

 

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