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    DC’s Cherry Blossoms Magnificently Bloom


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Freelance photographer Mike Kandel braved crowds to visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival this weekend. It’s the eighth time he’s seen the blossoms at their peak, so he had to get creative when coming up with new ways to photograph them. “It's a challenge. I always try to see them differently, year after year,” he said.
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    The infamous DC Cherry Blossoms are magnets for droves of tourists. Hundreds of thousands of people travel to the District every year for the National Cherry Blossom Festival to experience the puffy white blooms at their peak. This year’s bloom arrived later than usual, actually later than the last 10 years, but it appears tourists had no problems re-booking their travel plans.


    In the heat of the day, it’s nearly impossible to navigate the Tidal Basin. Jumping in the water seems like a viable option as temperatures soar and gridlock ensues. But even with the pushing, shoving, sweating, unpleasant atmosphere of ill-mannered masses and innumerable selfies, the blossoms are worth the trip.


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