Topic: National Cherry Blossom Festival

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  • In Pictures Government shutdown

    Sarah Ramadan, of Kuwait, poses for a photo under the Statue of Liberty in New York, on April 6. As talks to avoid a government showdown continue in Washington, the White House sought to put the prospect of a shutdown in terms people would care about, warning even that the beloved National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in the nation's capital would be wiped out. The Smithsonian Institution and national parks around the country, as well as the Statue of Liberty, would also be closed.

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    A snowstorm can push back the beginning of snowmelt runoff, which can help counter hot, dry conditions in the summer. The 'normal' snowfall accumulation for Denver in April is nine inches.

  • Opinion Diplomacy flowers with cherry blossoms

    At the close of the 100th anniversary celebration of Tokyo's gift of cherry blossoms to Washington, it's worth remembering the story of diplomacy behind the trees. Like most diplomatic initiatives, this one had to overcome indifference, opposition, and many setbacks before it could flower.

  • In Pictures Government shutdown

    Sarah Ramadan, of Kuwait, poses for a photo under the Statue of Liberty in New York, on April 6. As talks to avoid a government showdown continue in Washington, the White House sought to put the prospect of a shutdown in terms people would care about, warning even that the beloved National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in the nation's capital would be wiped out. The Smithsonian Institution and national parks around the country, as well as the Statue of Liberty, would also be closed.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 04/04

    Elephant calf George walks in line as his mother Karishma holds his tail during an event staged for the media at Whipsnade Zoo in Dunstable, England. George joined the herd on their daily walkabout to mark his first birthday, following training by his keepers to ensure that he can walk trunk to tail without wandering off or getting distracted by the busy zoo.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/30

    Indians celebrate after their team won the ICC World Cup cricket semifinal match against Pakistan, in Mumbai, India. India upstaged archrival Pakistan by 29 runs in the so-called 'mother of all World Cup matches' to progress to the final against Sri Lanka, giving Sachin Tendulkar another chance to reach his 100th hundred after his charmed innings fell just short on Wednesday.

  • It's cherry blossom time in Washington and beyond

    Diggin' It It's cherry blossom time in Washington and beyond

    As the National Cherry Blossom Festival opens in Washington, even gardeners in cold climates can add a cherry tree to their yards or visit a variety of other festivals.

  • In Pictures Cherry blossoms

    A Japanese woman who lives in Israel holds fake flowers during an annual Japanese cherry blossom festival at the botanical gardens in Jerusalem on Feb. 25, 2011.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/25

    President Barack Obama smiles at a baby after delivering remarks on heathcare reform at the University of Iowa in Iowa City on Thursday.

  • DC in the spring: See the Capitol, skip the White House

    DC in the spring: See the Capitol, skip the White House

    May and June are some of the best months to see Washington.