04/14/2014 09:31 am ET Updated Apr 14, 2014

Mounds Of Trash Take The Bloom Off Cherry Blossom Festival

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A German au pair in a green sundress stopped across the street from the Washington Monument on her way to the cherry blossoms Sunday and posed for a photograph with the garbage.

“Why don’t they take the trash away?” asked another au pair, Alexandra Ratzinger of Austria.

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