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03/26/2014 11:06 am ET Updated Mar 26, 2014

Japan's Cherry Blossoms Are In Bloom And They Are Gorgeous

It may still be snowing in the U.S., but spring is in bloom in Japan and it's a stunning sight.

Cherry blossoms -- also known as sakura -- are Japan's symbolic flower of spring. Their blossoms usher in the new season and are a colorful reminder that winter is over.

Check out photos of Japan's sakura via the Instagram blog below!

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