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Untouched Beauty: Cherry Blossoms Bloom Around the World

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Blooming cherry blossoms show that the spring has arrived, carrying with it warm and sunny days. Some parts of the world saw the blooming cherry blossoms earlier than expected. In the US the peak of the bloom took place on 20 March, the earliest since 2012.

The beauty of blooming cherry blossoms is used annually to organise different events, while bystanders don't hesitate to waste a minute or two to enjoy the magnificent views of the trees.

This year's blooming festival has been overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic that locked people in self-isolation, shut places of public interest and cancelled events.

© REUTERS / Kim Hong-JiA woman poses for a picture next to a cherry blossom tree, at a street closed to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea, April 1, 2020.
A woman poses for a picture next to a cherry blossom tree, at a street closed to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea, April 1, 2020 - Sputnik International
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A woman poses for a picture next to a cherry blossom tree, at a street closed to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea, April 1, 2020.
© REUTERS / Leah MillisPeople flock to the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to sweep through the community in Washington, US, March 20, 2020.
People flock to the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to sweep through the community in Washington, US, March 20, 2020. - Sputnik International
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People flock to the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to sweep through the community in Washington, US, March 20, 2020.
© REUTERS / Aly SongA woman with a protective mask takes pictures of blooming cherry blossoms at a park after the city's emergency alert level for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was downgraded, in Shanghai, China March 23, 2020.
A woman with a protective mask takes pictures of blooming cherry blossoms at a park after the city's emergency alert level for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was downgraded, in Shanghai, China March 23, 2020 - Sputnik International
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A woman with a protective mask takes pictures of blooming cherry blossoms at a park after the city's emergency alert level for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was downgraded, in Shanghai, China March 23, 2020.
© REUTERS / Ralph OrlowskiPeople walk under trees with cherry blossoms during a partial lockdown in Frankfurt, Germany March 24, 2020 as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues.
People walk under trees with cherry blossoms during a partial lockdown in Frankfurt, Germany March 24, 2020 as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues - Sputnik International
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People walk under trees with cherry blossoms during a partial lockdown in Frankfurt, Germany March 24, 2020 as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues.
© REUTERS / Kim Hong-JiA couple takes a walk near a cherry blossom trees street, closed to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea, April 1, 2020.
A couple takes a walk near a cherry blossom trees street, closed to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea, April 1, 2020 - Sputnik International
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A couple takes a walk near a cherry blossom trees street, closed to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea, April 1, 2020.
© REUTERS / Jason Redmond Cherry blossoms are pictured as a woman jogs around Green Lake Park as social-distancing efforts continue to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Seattle, Washington, US March 29, 2020.
Cherry blossoms are pictured as a woman jogs around Green Lake Park as social-distancing efforts continue to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Seattle, Washington, US March 29, 2020 - Sputnik International
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Cherry blossoms are pictured as a woman jogs around Green Lake Park as social-distancing efforts continue to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Seattle, Washington, US March 29, 2020.
© REUTERS / Issei KatoA woman wearing a protective face mask following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walks past under blooming cherry blossoms in Tokyo, Japan March 26, 2020.
A woman wearing a protective face mask following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walks past under blooming cherry blossoms in Tokyo, Japan March 26, 2020 - Sputnik International
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A woman wearing a protective face mask following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walks past under blooming cherry blossoms in Tokyo, Japan March 26, 2020.
© REUTERS / Dylan MartinezPeople walk under cherry blossom trees in Battersea Park, as the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases grow around the world, in London, Britain March 22, 2020.
People walk under cherry blossom trees in Battersea Park, as the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases grow around the world, in London, Britain March 22, 2020 - Sputnik International
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People walk under cherry blossom trees in Battersea Park, as the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases grow around the world, in London, Britain March 22, 2020.
© REUTERS / Kim Hong-JiA couple takes a selfie near a cherry blossom trees street, closed to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea, April 1, 2020.
A couple takes a selfie near a cherry blossom trees street, closed to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea, April 1, 2020 - Sputnik International
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A couple takes a selfie near a cherry blossom trees street, closed to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea, April 1, 2020.
© REUTERS / Jason RedmondCherry blossoms are pictured as people walk around Green Lake Park despite social-distancing efforts to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Seattle, Washington, US March 29, 2020.
Cherry blossoms are pictured as people walk around Green Lake Park despite social-distancing efforts to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Seattle, Washington, US March 29, 2020 - Sputnik International
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Cherry blossoms are pictured as people walk around Green Lake Park despite social-distancing efforts to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Seattle, Washington, US March 29, 2020.
© REUTERS / Annegret HilseA woman takes a picture of trees with cherry blossoms in Berlin, Germany, March 22, 2020, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues.
A woman takes a picture of trees with cherry blossoms in Berlin, Germany, March 22, 2020, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues - Sputnik International
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A woman takes a picture of trees with cherry blossoms in Berlin, Germany, March 22, 2020, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues.
© REUTERS / Issei KatoA man wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walks past a closed cherry blossom viewing spot during the first weekend after Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike (not pictured) urged Tokyo residents to stay indoors in a bid to keep the coronavirus disease from spreading, at Ueno park in Tokyo, Japan March 28, 2020.
A man wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walks past a closed cherry blossom viewing spot during the first weekend after Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike (not pictured) urged Tokyo residents to stay indoors in a bid to keep the coronavirus disease from spreading, at Ueno park in Tokyo, Japan March 28, 2020 - Sputnik International
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A man wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walks past a closed cherry blossom viewing spot during the first weekend after Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike (not pictured) urged Tokyo residents to stay indoors in a bid to keep the coronavirus disease from spreading, at Ueno park in Tokyo, Japan March 28, 2020.
© REUTERS / Thomas PeterPeople wearing protective masks take pictures of cherry blossoms at a park, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beijing, China March 23, 2020.
People wearing protective masks take pictures of cherry blossoms at a park, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beijing, China March 23, 2020 - Sputnik International
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People wearing protective masks take pictures of cherry blossoms at a park, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beijing, China March 23, 2020.
© REUTERS / China DailyVisitors take photos under blooming cherry blossoms at a park, in Beijing, as the country is hit by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, China March 27, 2020. Picture taken March 27, 2020.
Visitors take photos under blooming cherry blossoms at a park, in Beijing, as the country is hit by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, China March 27, 2020. Picture taken March 27, 2020 - Sputnik International
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Visitors take photos under blooming cherry blossoms at a park, in Beijing, as the country is hit by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, China March 27, 2020. Picture taken March 27, 2020.
© REUTERS / Leah MillisPeople flock to the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to sweep through the community in Washington, US, March 20, 2020.
People flock to the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to sweep through the community in Washington, US, March 20, 2020 - Sputnik International
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People flock to the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to sweep through the community in Washington, US, March 20, 2020.
© REUTERS / Issei KatoA woman wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walks under blooming cherry blossoms in a snow fall during the first weekend after Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike urged Tokyo residents to stay indoors in a bid to keep the coronavirus disease from spreading, in Tokyo, Japan March 29, 2020.
A woman wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walks under blooming cherry blossoms in a snow fall during the first weekend after Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike urged Tokyo residents to stay indoors in a bid to keep the coronavirus disease from spreading, in Tokyo, Japan March 29, 2020 - Sputnik International
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A woman wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walks under blooming cherry blossoms in a snow fall during the first weekend after Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike urged Tokyo residents to stay indoors in a bid to keep the coronavirus disease from spreading, in Tokyo, Japan March 29, 2020.
© REUTERS / Kim Hong-Ji A man takes a picture near a cherry blossom trees street, closed to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea, April 1, 2020.
A man takes a picture near a cherry blossom trees street, closed to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea, April 1, 2020 - Sputnik International
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A man takes a picture near a cherry blossom trees street, closed to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea, April 1, 2020.
© REUTERS / Issei KatoVisitors wearing protective face masks following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) look at blooming cherry blossoms at Ueno park in Tokyo, Japan March 22, 2020.
Visitors wearing protective face masks following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) look at blooming cherry blossoms at Ueno park in Tokyo, Japan March 22, 2020 - Sputnik International
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Visitors wearing protective face masks following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) look at blooming cherry blossoms at Ueno park in Tokyo, Japan March 22, 2020.
© REUTERS / Kevin LamarqueAbandoned behind a police cordon, rental bikes sit beneath cherry blossoms after authorities closed down the tourist area to help stem coronavirus disease (COVID-19) transmission in Washington, US, March 23, 2020.
Abandoned behind a police cordon, rental bikes sit beneath cherry blossoms after authorities closed down the tourist area to help stem coronavirus disease (COVID-19) transmission in Washington, US, March 23, 2020 - Sputnik International
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Abandoned behind a police cordon, rental bikes sit beneath cherry blossoms after authorities closed down the tourist area to help stem coronavirus disease (COVID-19) transmission in Washington, US, March 23, 2020.
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