Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Cherry Blossom Festival opened Saturday, and potentially damaging snow and sleet turned into just a cold Sunday.

The Carpenter-Holmes family, from left, Kevin, 3, mom Amy, Nathan, 6, and dad Arthur, are bundled up as they walk along the Tidal Basin to look at the cherry blossoms, in Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 27, 2011. Arthur Carpenter-Holmes, whose family is from Alexandria, Va., said they had been coming to see the cherry blossoms for years and this is the coldest he can remember it being. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

The Carpenter-Holmes family, from left, Kevin, 3, mom Amy, Nathan, 6, and dad Arthur, are bundled up as they walk along the Tidal Basin to look at the cherry blossoms, in Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 27, 2011. Arthur Carpenter-Holmes, whose family is from Alexandria, Va., said they had been coming to see the cherry blossoms for years and this is the coldest he can remember it being. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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