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03/16/2017 01:21 pm ET

Stunning Photos Show Off Cherry Blossoms Around The World

This warrants a last-minute trip.

From Japan to Washington, D.C., cherry trees are in bloom all over the Northern Hemisphere. The light pink buds usually open now, in early spring, for displays of crazy gorgeous proportions.

D.C.’s iconic cherry blossoms may suffer seasonal damage due to this week’s winter storm. In other spots, though, blooms are starting off strong. Check out these photos from this and previous seasons in all their glory.

  • Gucun Park, Shanghai, March 2017
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    Gucun Park, Shanghai, March 2017
  • Gucun Park, Shanghai, March 2017
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    Gucun Park, Shanghai, March 2017
  • China, March 2017
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    China, March 2017
  • Tokyo, 2016
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    Tokyo, 2016
  • Tokyo, 2016
    Toru Hanai / Reuters
    Tokyo, 2016
  • Copenhagen, 2015
    Scanpix Denmark / Reuters
    Copenhagen, 2015
  • Tokyo, 2016
    Yuya Shino / Reuters
    Tokyo, 2016
  • Tokyo, 2015
    Reuters
    Tokyo, 2015
  • Kyoto, 2015
    Issei Kato / Reuters
    Kyoto, 2015
  • Bonn, Germany, 2016
    Wolfgang Rattay / Reuters
    Bonn, Germany, 2016
  • Berlin, 2009
    Tobias Schwarz / Reuters
    Berlin, 2009
  • Nanjing, 2016
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    Nanjing, 2016
  • Tokyo, 2016
    Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
    Tokyo, 2016
  • Washington, D.C., 2016
    KAREN BLEIER via Getty Images
    Washington, D.C., 2016
  • Washington, D.C., 2015
    ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS via Getty Images
    Washington, D.C., 2015
  • Washington, D.C., 2016
    KAREN BLEIER via Getty Images
    Washington, D.C., 2016
  • Tokyo, 2016
    Bloomberg via Getty Images
    Tokyo, 2016
  • Tokyo, 2016
    Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
    Tokyo, 2016
  • Tokyo, April 2016
    Alexander Shcherbak via Getty Images
    Tokyo, April 2016
  • Washington D.C. , March 2016
    Washington D.C. , March 2016
  • Tokyo, April 2016
    Alexander Shcherbak via Getty Images
    Tokyo, April 2016
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