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As cherry blossoms bloom

Kim Kyung-Hoon, Reuters

Posted at Apr 01 2021 10:59 AM | Updated as of Apr 01 2021 11:06 AM

As cherry blossoms bloom

Boys play next to a blooming cherry tree at a park in Tokyo, Japan, Wednesday. Cherry trees (sakura) were in bloom weeks earlier than expected but traditional festivities were suspended as authorities discouraged crowding amid the COVID-19 pandemic.