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Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 03/26/2012

Cherry blossoms ‘snow’ in D.C.

In a classic case of bad timing, a rainy weekend and a premature peak bloom time culminated in an off-kilter launch for the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

The blooms were falling off the trees and “snowing” on D.C. streets Monday. If you were planning a trip to the Tidal Basin, best to do it now: The blossoms, which peaked last Tuesday, now face the possibility of a late-March freeze. Share your photos with us by tweeting to @PostLocal; in the meantime, here are some of the best pictures gathered from Twitter:

(DCist is calling this “The Great Cherry Blossom Massacre of 2012” and has collected even more photos.)

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