Cherry blossoms attract nature lovers and amateur photographers to Washington’s Tidal Basin.

Flowering should reach its peak this week, and many are coming to admire them early. “I woke up around 5 a.m., wanted to be there for the sunrise, and I wasn’t disappointed,” said Mark Murphy, from neighboring Virginia.

“I think that’s one of the nicest things about living here,” says Laura Heppes, who moved to the US capital a month ago. “It’s really unique that it’s happening in such a short period of time. »

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