In bloom: A look at cherry blossom season around the world
A sea of pink and white in Vancouver, Tokyo, Washington, D.C. and beyond
Cherry blossom season is in full bloom around the world. From the gardens of Tokyo to Vancouver's Stanley Park, it's a sea of eye-popping pink and white. Here's a look at some of the most stunning snaps.
Looking at the cherry blossoms is a rite of passage for those in the Japan's capital, where the trees are plentiful. This year, even a carp got in on the popular past time.
The blossom is also a fixture in and around Vancouver's Stanley Park. Earlier this month, two artists projected colourful lights onto some of the park's trees as part of the city's annual cherry blossom festival.
Aerial images show the cherry blossoms, magnolia flowers and canola flowers bordering Hongfeng Lake in southwest China. Together, they form a sea of flowers.
The famed Washington cherry blossoms, some dating back to a gift from Japan in the early 1900s, bloom near the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial.
With files from Getty Images and Reuters