Cherry blossoms peaking in D.C.

By: CBS News

WASHINGTON -- Tourists flocked to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom. The National Cherry Blossom Festival draws thousands of visitors to the nation's capital every year.

The National Park Service says the trees reached their peak bloom Friday afternoon and the peak bloom period lasts through Tuesday, April 14. This was a little later than recent years due to cooler temperatures in March and early April.

Saturday marked the culmination of the Cherry Blossom Festival, which included an annual parade and a Japanese street festival.

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