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Every spring, hundreds of thousands of people flock to Washington, D.C., for one reason.

The goal? Get an up close and personal glimpse of the Japanese cherry blossom trees.

D.C.’s cherry blossoms line the Tidal Basin, a partly man-made reservoir between the Potomac River and the Washington Channel.

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But not all cherry blossoms look the same. The Tidal Basin has 10 different varieties of cherry trees. Among the most famous and oldest are the Yoshino cherry blossoms. There are more than 1,400 Yoshinos in the Tidal Basin area alone.


No matter the shape, size or color of a cherry blossom, all of them sure are special.

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