PHOTOS: Cherry blossoms peak ahead of schedule at Tidal Basin, National Mall

Call them early bloomers, if you will: D.C.’s famous cherry blossoms reached peak bloom a week ahead of schedule starting March 28, owing to a bout of springlike weather in the capital region.

See photos from across the National Mall and Tidal Basin taken March 29 as hundreds of people — though numbering fewer than years prior — made the trek downtown for a glimpse of the colorful flowers and monuments fit for a postcard.

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