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Cherry blossoms have bloomed

Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - 00:47

April 9 - Washington DC is blooming with cherry blossoms. Julie Noce reports.

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Spring has sprung in Washington DC as the city's cheery blossom trees are in full bloom. The iconic white and pink buds draw crowds of onlookers to the Tidal Basin, a man made reservoir lined with thousands of the trees. While onlookers crowded the the sidewalks, and rented paddleboats to see the trees... this police officer and his trusty horse had a bit of an advantage. SOUNDBITE (English) MARK SHUETE, U.S. PARK POLICE, SAYING: "We always have a good view from up here on horseback. I'm lucky that Custer takes me around the tidal base. It is a beautiful day and everything is in full bloom here." In 1912, the Japanese government gave Washington 3000 Yoshino cheery trees as a gift-- and each year the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates Japanese-American ties.

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Cherry blossoms have bloomed

Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - 00:47