Cherry Bloom At Tea Plantation In Longyan

In Bloom: Cherry Trees Blossom Across the World

From Tokyo to D.C., see the most stunning scenes from the 2018 cherry blossom season.

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Every year around the end of March, pink bouquets of cherry blossoms start to pop up, marking the colorful start of the spring season. Known as "sakura" in Japanese, these beautiful blooms have long symbolized renewal and hope. (Pictured: Tourists walk under the blossoming cherry trees at a tea plantation in Longyan, China.)

Take a look at the most stunning views captured around the world.

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