Cherry blossoms bloom in Washington

Burst of pink colour marks beginning of spring in capital and annual celebration of US-Japanese ties.



    The annual Cherry Blossom Festival is in full bloom in Washington DC.

    The pink blossoming of the trees has become symbolic of springtime and is a highlight sought out by tourists and locals.

    Gifted to the city as a token of friendship by Japan a century ago, the trees have become symbolic of the relationship between the two countries.

    Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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