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In pictures: Beautiful displays as spring blooms

Spring is in the air - and trees and bushes across the world are putting on a spectacular display.

A woman takes pictures of cherry blossoms in the gardens of the Reggia of Venaria Reale near Turin on April 2, 2024
A woman takes pictures of cherry blossoms in the gardens of the Palace of Venaria, near Turin, Italy [Getty Images]
The blossoming branches of the trees in Dikmen Valley as the spring arrives in Turkish capital Ankara on April 02, 2024.
Blossom covers the branches of trees in Dikmen Valley park, as the spring arrives in the Turkish capital, Ankara [Anadolu/Getty Images]
People walk along a path surrounded by blooming cherry blossom trees as they enjoy a sunny day in Goksu Park in Ankara, Turkey on April 2, 2024
People walk along a path surrounded by cherry trees, as they enjoy a sunny day in Goksu Park, also in Ankara [AFP]
Aerial view of azalea flowers in bloom at the One Hundred Mile Azalea Forest in spring on April 1, 2024 in Bijie, Guizhou Province of China.
At the One Hundred Mile Azalea Forest, in Bijie, Guizhou Province, China, the flowers are in bloom [Getty Images]
Aerial view of azalea flowers in bloom at the One Hundred Mile Azalea Forest in spring on April 1, 2024 in Bijie, Guizhou Province of China.
The area is the largest natural azalea belt in China [Getty Images]
farmer pollinates pear flowers at a pear orchard on April 1, 2024 in Zaozhuang, Shandong Province of China
A farmer pollinates pear flowers at an orchard in Zaozhuang, Shandong Province, China [Getty Images]
Tourists watch a folk art performance among pear blossoms in Dangshan, east China's Anhui Province, April 2, 2024.
The pear trees in Dangshan County, Anhui province, are also in full bloom [Xinhua/Alamy]
Tourists watching a folk art performance among pear blossoms in Dangshan, east China's Anhui Province.
Various activities are held in the gardens to attract tourists [Xinhua/Alamy]
A woman and her child stop to look at Cherry Blossom trees in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., April 2, 2024.
A woman and her child stop to look at the cherry trees in Brooklyn, New York City, USA [Reuters]
Fallen cherry blossom petals stick to a cherry tree along the Tidal Basin on April 3, 2024 in Washington, DC.
Fallen cherry-blossom petals stick to a tree, following heavy rain, at a flood-prone area along the Tidal Basin, in Washington DC, USA [Getty Images]
Ducks swim above a walking path completely submerged in flood waters along the Tidal Basin, April 3, 2024, in Washington, DC.
The National Park Service announced it would fell more than 140 cherry trees around the Tidal Basin and West Potomac Park, to build an upgraded seawall against flooding [Getty Images]
People use boats on Chidorigafuchi, one of the moats around the Imperial Palace, with cherry blossoms in Tokyo on April 4, 2024.
People use boats on Chidorigafuchi, one of the moats around the Imperial Palace, to view the cherry blossoms as they reach full bloom, in Tokyo, Japan [AFP]
People use boats on Chidorigafuchi, one of the moats around the Imperial Palace, with cherry blossoms in Tokyo on April 4, 2024.
The blossoms, "sakura" in Japanese, last a few days only -but their appearance is important economically and culturally [AFP]
A woman takes photos of cherry blossoms in full bloom at Chidorigafuchi Park in Tokyo.
Friends and family come together and Instagram is awash with pictures [ZUMA Press Wire/REX/Shutterstock]
A man talks on his mobile phone under cherry blossoms during a rainy day at Inokashira Park in Tokyo on April 3, 2024.
The progress of the cherry-blossom season is closely monitored, with the Japanese Meteorological Agency forecasting the first flowers and the peak [AFP]

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