Painter draws inspiration from cherry blossoms
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Painter draws inspiration from cherry blossoms

Landscape artist Michela Mansuino tries to paint the same cherry tree she has been painting each spring for four years as crowds gather at the Tidal Basin. (Michael Ruane/The Washington Post)

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