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‘City in Bloom’ lights up D.C. skyline with cherry blossoms

Large cherry blossom projections lit up the Ronald Reagan Reagan Building on Pennsylvania Avenue Wednesday night. (Evy Mages/For The Washington Post)

Images of pink and white cherry blossoms illuminated the facade of the Ronald Reagan Building in downtown D.C. Wednesday night.

The light show was part of an elaborate six-day event that began projecting blossom images on various structures across the city on Tuesday.

The blossom projections will continue to light up the city skyline through Sunday.

In addition to the Reagan Building, other sites involved in the “City in Bloom” event include Arena Stage, the Hirshhorn Museum, the Newseum, the Southwest Waterfront, the Fairmont Hotel, Nats Park, Dulles Airport, and others.

“City in Bloom” is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

See more cherry blossom photos, watch videos, read stories and plan your visit here.

View Photo Gallery: This spring, the nation celebrates 100 years since the Japanese gave us the iconic cherry trees that flourish around the Tidal Basin.


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