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Cherry Blossoms of Washington, D.C.

by Mark D. Hughes
Photographs by Carol M. Highsmith

A city rich in politics, culture, and nature Washington, D.C. is the capital of America and known for its beautiful cherry blossoms. Follow this slideshow to learn about the cherry blossoms of Washington, D.C.

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Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki gave the city of Washington, D.C., a gift of 3,000 cherry trees in 1912 to recognize the friendship between Japan and the United States. The annual National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates this occasion. Pictured is the Japanese embassy in Washington, D.C.

Carol M. Highsmith, a distinguished and widely published American photographer, began donating her work to the Library of Congress in 1992. The Carol M. Highsmith archive at the Library of Congress includes photos from each of the United States and is expected to eventually contain 100,000 photos. Professionally printed and framed prints of these photos are available at PhotographsAmerica.com.

Next: The First Two Trees

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