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D.C.’s Cherry Blossoms Are The Perfect #NoFilter Shot

Washington D.C.'s cherry trees have reached peak bloom

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People take pictures of blooming Cherry Blossoms on March 14. — (Getty Images)
Mar 27, 2016 at 12:40 PM ET

Cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. reached peak bloom on Friday—about a week earlier than average.

Stunning Instagram images inevitably followed.

Vocativ used our technology to curate some of the best geo-tagged Instagram pictures of the famous cherry trees that Japan gifted to the nation’s capital in 1912. Don’t expect many photos taken from above: The Federal Aviation Administration warned visitors that flying any type of drone is prohibited in D.C. and its surrounding areas.

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If you’re looking for the perfect #nofilter photo, take heed: The National Cherry Blossom festival, which runs from March 20 to April 17, notes that peak bloom period, which starts a few days before the date of peak bloom, only lasts up to two weeks.