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WJLA, March 20, 2012

Cherry Blossom Festival 2012: 100 years of cherry blossoms

This year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates 100 years. The gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees from Japan in 1912 honors the lasting friendship between the two countries. Here's a look at the celebration through the ages.

The Japanese ambassador's daughter lights a lantern in March 1954.

(Photo: Museum Resource Center, National Park Service. /WJLA) of fullscreen mode

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