Blossoming cherry trees in full swing

Although the cherry blossom trees are not quite in bloom, visitors enjoy the view along the Tidal Basin, looking toward the Washington Monument, in Washington Friday, March 29, 2013. Peak bloom is expected from April 3-6, according to the National Park Service. Scaffolding starts to cover the Washington Monument to make repairs to stonework damaged in a 2011 earthquake. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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