Cherry Blossoms

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Metro Takes Holiday From Weekend Track Work

Cherry blossom season means a holiday from weekend track work for Metro riders.


A woman (R) takes pictures of cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin on March 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. Americans celebrating the beauty of Washington's landmark pink cherry blossoms this spring have at heart the tragedies jolting Japan, which gave the trees to the United States. More than 27,000 people are dead or missing, and two weeks after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami crippled the aging nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, rescue work is still under way to avoid a major nuclear disaster. As many as one million people are expected to stream through the Mall esplanade area during the Cherry Blossom Festival from March 26 through April 10. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Shutdown Could Affect Cherry Blossom Parade In D.C.

Organizers of the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington say they’re optimistic the event can go on, even if there is a government shutdown due to stalled budget negotiations.


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Metro Expecting High Ridership For Cherry Blossoms

Metro is preparing for crowded conditions this weekend during the National Cherry Blossom Festival.


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Cherry Blossom Festival Underway In D.C.

Some of the most enduring symbols of Japan are the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C.


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D.C.’s Cherry Blossom Festival Opens With Family Day

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is opening with a day of children’s activities and art demonstrations at the National Building Museum in Washington.


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Cherry Blossom Events Begin With Solemn D.C. Tribute

The flowering trees that symbolize friendship between the United States and Japan are blooming for the 99th time in Washington in the wake of one of the world’s worst natural disasters.


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Cherry Blossom Festival Seeks Donations For Japan

Organizers of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington are urging people to donate to the American Red Cross for earthquake relief efforts in Japan ahead of the festival that honors U.S.-Japanese relations.


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Volunteers Clean Up For Cherry Blossom Season

Volunteers spent a morning cleaning up Washington’s Tidal Basin in advance of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.