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A crowd of photographers descend on the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C.

Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA

On a bitterly cold morning at the Tidal Basin, more than 3,000 cherry blossom trees, donated from Japan nearly 100 years ago, reach full bloom in Washington, DC, on March 29. Japan's National Tourism Board pulled out of this year's cherry blossom festivities in D.C. due to the ongoing catastrophes in Japan.

Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA

On a bitterly cold morning at the Tidal Basin, photographers set up their tripods to photograph cherry blossom trees, donated from Japan nearly 100 years ago, that have reached full bloom in Washington, DC, on March 29. Japan's National Tourism Board pulled out of this year's cherry blossom festivities in D.C. due to the ongoing catastrophes in Japan.

 The prettiest shot so far is from Jim Lo Scalzo of EPA.