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National Cherry Blossom Festival President Diana Mayhew sports a cherry blossom scarf as National Park Service Deputy Superintendent Steve Lorenzetti talks Monday about the upcoming Cherry Blossom Festival. Park Service officials announced that the peak bloom period for cherry blossom trees around the Tidal Basin is expected to be between March 26 and 30 while brushing off any effects of snow expected this week. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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