Photos: 2018 cherry blossoms

WASHINGTON — Washington’s renowned cherry blossom trees are in full bloom.

Hundreds of thousands will visit the Tidal Basin to see the pink and white petals dotting the trees.

The U.S. Capitol is a backdrop against the fully bloomed cherry blossoms. (Courtesy Shannon Finney Photography)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney Photography)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are nearing peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
The cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin are in peak bloom. (WTOP/John Domen) (WTOP/John Domen)
Cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin. (WTOP/John Domen)
Cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin. (WTOP/John Domen) (WTOP/John Domen)
It's best to get to the Tidal Basin early to see the cherry blossoms. (WTOP/John Domen)
It’s best to get to the Tidal Basin early to see the cherry blossoms. (WTOP/John Domen) (WTOP/John Domen)
Cherry blossoms in full bloom at the Tidal Basin. (WTOP/John Domen)
Cherry blossoms in full bloom at the Tidal Basin. (WTOP/John Domen) (WTOP/John Domen)
It's best to see the cherry blossoms early in the morning. (WTOP/John Domen)
It’s best to see the cherry blossoms early in the morning. (WTOP/John Domen) (WTOP/John Domen)
Cherry blossoms bloom near the Jefferson Memorial at the Tidal Basin. (WTOP/John Domen)
Cherry blossoms bloom near the Jefferson Memorial at the Tidal Basin. (WTOP/John Domen) (WTOP/John Domen)
Cherry blossoms in the early morning hours of April 6, 2018. (WTOP/John Domen)
Cherry blossoms in the early morning hours of April 6, 2018. (WTOP/John Domen) (WTOP/John Domen)
The cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin Friday, April 6, 2018. (WTOP/John Domen)
The cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin Friday, April 6, 2018. (WTOP/John Domen) (WTOP/John Domen)
Washington’s iconic cherry blossoms are blooming at the Tidal Basin. (WTOP/John Domen) (WTOP/John Domen)
Photo shows cherry blossoms and Jefferson Memorial
The cherry blossoms are seen early April 6, 2017. (WTOP/John Domen) (WTOP/John Domen)
The cherry blossoms that line the Tidal Basin in D.C. reached peak bloom April 5, 2018 the National Park Service announced. (Courtesy National Park Service)
The cherry blossoms that line the Tidal Basin in D.C. reached peak bloom April 5, the National Park Service announced. (Courtesy National Park Service) (Courtesy National Park Service)
Cherry blossoms bloom outside Nationals Park Thursday ahead of the Nats' home opener against the New York Mets. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Cherry blossoms bloom outside Nationals Park Thursday ahead of the Nats’ home opener against the New York Mets. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
About 20 percent of the Yoshino cherry trees that line the Tidal Basin are now at full blossom, meaning the official bloom period has begun. Peak bloom -- when 70 percent of trees are at full bloom -- is projected for April 5-8. (Courtesy National Park Service)
The Yoshino cherry trees that line the Tidal Basin are now at full blossom, meaning the official bloom period has begun. (Courtesy National Park Service) (Courtesy National Park Service)
The cherry blossoms reached the "puffy white" stage, which is the final stage before peak bloom, on Sunday April 1, 2018. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
The cherry blossoms reached the “puffy white” stage, which is the final stage before peak bloom, on Sunday April 1, 2018. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart) (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
People were enjoying Easter Sunday along the Tidal Basin, where the cherry blossoms have begun turning pink and vibrant. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
People were enjoying Easter Sunday along the Tidal Basin, where the cherry blossoms have begun turning pink and vibrant. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart) (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
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The U.S. Capitol is a backdrop against the fully bloomed cherry blossoms. (Courtesy Shannon Finney Photography)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are nearing peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
The D.C. Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin. (WTOP/John Domen)
It's best to get to the Tidal Basin early to see the cherry blossoms. (WTOP/John Domen)
Cherry blossoms in full bloom at the Tidal Basin. (WTOP/John Domen)
It's best to see the cherry blossoms early in the morning. (WTOP/John Domen)
Cherry blossoms bloom near the Jefferson Memorial at the Tidal Basin. (WTOP/John Domen)
Cherry blossoms in the early morning hours of April 6, 2018. (WTOP/John Domen)
The cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin Friday, April 6, 2018. (WTOP/John Domen)
Photo shows cherry blossoms and Jefferson Memorial
The cherry blossoms that line the Tidal Basin in D.C. reached peak bloom April 5, 2018 the National Park Service announced. (Courtesy National Park Service)
Cherry blossoms bloom outside Nationals Park Thursday ahead of the Nats' home opener against the New York Mets. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
About 20 percent of the Yoshino cherry trees that line the Tidal Basin are now at full blossom, meaning the official bloom period has begun. Peak bloom -- when 70 percent of trees are at full bloom -- is projected for April 5-8. (Courtesy National Park Service)
The cherry blossoms reached the "puffy white" stage, which is the final stage before peak bloom, on Sunday April 1, 2018. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
People were enjoying Easter Sunday along the Tidal Basin, where the cherry blossoms have begun turning pink and vibrant. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)


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