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WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 29, 2011. the Jefferson Memorial is seen during sunset while visitors enjoy the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin. The blossoms are the highlight of the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrating the arrival of spring in Washington, D.C. every year. The cherry trees are a gift of the people of Japan to the people of the United States symbolizing the enduring friendship between the two countries. The 16-day-long festival which features many live music and dance performances is free and open to the public.  (Photo by ASTRID RIECKEN For The Washington Post)
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WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 29, 2011. the Jefferson Memorial is seen during sunset while visitors enjoy the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin. The blossoms are the highlight of the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrating the arrival of spring in Washington, D.C. every year. The cherry trees are a gift of the people of Japan to the people of the United States symbolizing the enduring friendship between the two countries. The 16-day-long festival which features many live music and dance...
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