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Spring in blossom

A man wearing protective face mask following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease looks at blooming cherry blossoms in Tokyo, Japan, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A man wearing protective face mask following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease looks at blooming cherry blossoms in Tokyo, Japan, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A man wearing protective face mask following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease looks at blooming cherry blossoms in Tokyo, Japan, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A woman reading a book at her window appears behind a blooming Japanese cherry tree in Lille, as a lockdown is imposed to slow the rate of the coronavirus disease spreading in France, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A woman reading a book at her window appears behind a blooming Japanese cherry tree in Lille, as a lockdown is imposed to slow the rate of the coronavirus disease spreading in France, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A woman reading a book at her window appears behind a blooming Japanese cherry tree in Lille, as a lockdown is imposed to slow the rate of the coronavirus disease spreading in France, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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People walk under trees with cherry blossoms during a partial lockdown as the spread of the coronavirus disease continues in Frankfurt, Germany March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

People walk under trees with cherry blossoms during a partial lockdown as the spread of the coronavirus disease continues in Frankfurt, Germany March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

People walk under trees with cherry blossoms during a partial lockdown as the spread of the coronavirus disease continues in Frankfurt, Germany March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
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People walk under trees with cherry blossoms during a partial lockdown as the spread of the coronavirus disease continues in Frankfurt, Germany March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

People walk under trees with cherry blossoms during a partial lockdown as the spread of the coronavirus disease continues in Frankfurt, Germany March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

People walk under trees with cherry blossoms during a partial lockdown as the spread of the coronavirus disease continues in Frankfurt, Germany March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
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A police cordon keeps visitors from accessing the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin after authorities closed down the popular tourist area to help stem coronavirus disease transmission in Washington, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A police cordon keeps visitors from accessing the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin after authorities closed down the popular tourist area to help stem coronavirus disease transmission in Washington, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A police cordon keeps visitors from accessing the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin after authorities closed down the popular tourist area to help stem coronavirus disease transmission in Washington, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Security guards wear protective masks as they stand under cherry trees in a park in Beijing as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease, China, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Security guards wear protective masks as they stand under cherry trees in a park in Beijing as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease, China, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Security guards wear protective masks as they stand under cherry trees in a park in Beijing as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease, China, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Visitors wearing protective face masks take a selfie near cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo, Japan, March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Visitors wearing protective face masks take a selfie near cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo, Japan, March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Visitors wearing protective face masks take a selfie near cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo, Japan, March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
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People wearing protective masks take pictures of cherry blossoms at a park in Beijing, China March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People wearing protective masks take pictures of cherry blossoms at a park in Beijing, China March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People wearing protective masks take pictures of cherry blossoms at a park in Beijing, China March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A yellow police cordon keeps visitors from accessing the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin after authorities closed down the popular tourist area to help stem coronavirus disease transmission in Washington, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A yellow police cordon keeps visitors from accessing the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin after authorities closed down the popular tourist area to help stem coronavirus disease transmission in Washington, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A yellow police cordon keeps visitors from accessing the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin after authorities closed down the popular tourist area to help stem coronavirus disease transmission in Washington, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A woman with a protective mask takes pictures of blooming cherry blossoms at a park in Shanghai, China March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A woman with a protective mask takes pictures of blooming cherry blossoms at a park in Shanghai, China March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A woman with a protective mask takes pictures of blooming cherry blossoms at a park in Shanghai, China March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Visitors wearing protective face masks following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease look at blooming cherry blossoms at Ueno park in Tokyo, Japan March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Visitors wearing protective face masks following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease look at blooming cherry blossoms at Ueno park in Tokyo, Japan March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Visitors wearing protective face masks following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease look at blooming cherry blossoms at Ueno park in Tokyo, Japan March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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From behind a yellow police cordon, a woman on a one-wheel skateboard views cherry blossoms after authorities closed down the tourist area to help stem coronavirus transmission in Washington, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

From behind a yellow police cordon, a woman on a one-wheel skateboard views cherry blossoms after authorities closed down the tourist area to help stem coronavirus transmission in Washington, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

From behind a yellow police cordon, a woman on a one-wheel skateboard views cherry blossoms after authorities closed down the tourist area to help stem coronavirus transmission in Washington, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Abandoned behind a police cordon, rental bikes sit beneath cherry blossoms after authorities closed down the tourist area to help stem coronavirus disease transmission in Washington, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Abandoned behind a police cordon, rental bikes sit beneath cherry blossoms after authorities closed down the tourist area to help stem coronavirus disease transmission in Washington, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Abandoned behind a police cordon, rental bikes sit beneath cherry blossoms after authorities closed down the tourist area to help stem coronavirus disease transmission in Washington, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Visitors from abroad wearing kimono clothes look at cherry blossoms at Ueno park in Tokyo, Japan March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Visitors from abroad wearing kimono clothes look at cherry blossoms at Ueno park in Tokyo, Japan March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Visitors from abroad wearing kimono clothes look at cherry blossoms at Ueno park in Tokyo, Japan March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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People flock to the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms in Washington, March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

People flock to the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms in Washington, March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

People flock to the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms in Washington, March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Security personnel walk next to a 5G enabled autonomous vehicle, installed with a camera filming blooming cherry blossoms for an online live-streaming session, inside the closed Wuhan University, in China March 17, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

Security personnel walk next to a 5G enabled autonomous vehicle, installed with a camera filming blooming cherry blossoms for an online live-streaming session, inside the closed Wuhan University, in China March 17, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

Security personnel walk next to a 5G enabled autonomous vehicle, installed with a camera filming blooming cherry blossoms for an online live-streaming session, inside the closed Wuhan University, in China March 17, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
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A couple wearing face masks watch cherry blossom in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A couple wearing face masks watch cherry blossom in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A couple wearing face masks watch cherry blossom in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Visitors wearing protective face masks look at blooming cherry blossoms at Ueno park in Tokyo, Japan March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Visitors wearing protective face masks look at blooming cherry blossoms at Ueno park in Tokyo, Japan March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Visitors wearing protective face masks look at blooming cherry blossoms at Ueno park in Tokyo, Japan March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A woman sits under blooming cherry trees in Washington, March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

A woman sits under blooming cherry trees in Washington, March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

A woman sits under blooming cherry trees in Washington, March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Visitors rest inside ropes cordoning off viewing parties, with a sign board reading 'No parties,' under blooming cherry blossoms at Ueno park in Tokyo, Japan March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Visitors rest inside ropes cordoning off viewing parties, with a sign board reading 'No parties,' under blooming cherry blossoms at Ueno park in Tokyo, Japan March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Visitors rest inside ropes cordoning off viewing parties, with a sign board reading 'No parties,' under blooming cherry blossoms at Ueno park in Tokyo, Japan March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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People take pictures as they walk past blooming cherry trees in smaller numbers than usual in Washington, March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

People take pictures as they walk past blooming cherry trees in smaller numbers than usual in Washington, March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

People take pictures as they walk past blooming cherry trees in smaller numbers than usual in Washington, March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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A woman wearing a protective mask looks at blossoms in a park on a sunny day in Beijing, China, March 21, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A woman wearing a protective mask looks at blossoms in a park on a sunny day in Beijing, China, March 21, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A woman wearing a protective mask looks at blossoms in a park on a sunny day in Beijing, China, March 21, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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People flock to the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms in Washington, March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

People flock to the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms in Washington, March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

People flock to the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms in Washington, March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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People wearing face masks use their phones under blooming cherry blossoms near Jiming Temple, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China February 29, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS

People wearing face masks use their phones under blooming cherry blossoms near Jiming Temple, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China February 29, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS

People wearing face masks use their phones under blooming cherry blossoms near Jiming Temple, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China February 29, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS
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People gather at the University of Washington, which has suspended in-person classes, to view the cherry blossoms in Seattle, Washington, U.S., March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

People gather at the University of Washington, which has suspended in-person classes, to view the cherry blossoms in Seattle, Washington, U.S., March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

People gather at the University of Washington, which has suspended in-person classes, to view the cherry blossoms in Seattle, Washington, U.S., March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson
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A child is seen under blossom in Battersea Park in London, Britain March 21, 2020 REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

A child is seen under blossom in Battersea Park in London, Britain March 21, 2020 REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

A child is seen under blossom in Battersea Park in London, Britain March 21, 2020 REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
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A woman smiles between the early flowering cherry blossoms in Kyoto, Japan March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A woman smiles between the early flowering cherry blossoms in Kyoto, Japan March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A woman smiles between the early flowering cherry blossoms in Kyoto, Japan March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
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Cherry blossoms are seen during the Sakura Matsuri floral display at the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Loriene Perera

Cherry blossoms are seen during the Sakura Matsuri floral display at the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Loriene Perera

Cherry blossoms are seen during the Sakura Matsuri floral display at the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Loriene Perera
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A visitor wearing a protective face mask rests under early flowering Kanzakura cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo, Japan, March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A visitor wearing a protective face mask rests under early flowering Kanzakura cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo, Japan, March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A visitor wearing a protective face mask rests under early flowering Kanzakura cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo, Japan, March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
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A man, wearing protective face mask walks between flowering cherry blossoms in Kyoto, Japan, March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A man, wearing protective face mask walks between flowering cherry blossoms in Kyoto, Japan, March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A man, wearing protective face mask walks between flowering cherry blossoms in Kyoto, Japan, March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
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People take pictures of blooming cherry blossoms outside an entrance of a closed park in Shanghai, China March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

People take pictures of blooming cherry blossoms outside an entrance of a closed park in Shanghai, China March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

People take pictures of blooming cherry blossoms outside an entrance of a closed park in Shanghai, China March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
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A girl wearing a face mask holds up her dog as she enjoys watching cherry blossom in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A girl wearing a face mask holds up her dog as she enjoys watching cherry blossom in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A girl wearing a face mask holds up her dog as she enjoys watching cherry blossom in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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People wearing face masks enjoy watching cherry blossom in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People wearing face masks enjoy watching cherry blossom in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People wearing face masks enjoy watching cherry blossom in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A visitor wearing a protective face mask takes photos of early flowering Kanzakura cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo, Japan, March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A visitor wearing a protective face mask takes photos of early flowering Kanzakura cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo, Japan, March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A visitor wearing a protective face mask takes photos of early flowering Kanzakura cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo, Japan, March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
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People wearing face masks enjoy watching cherry blossom in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People wearing face masks enjoy watching cherry blossom in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People wearing face masks enjoy watching cherry blossom in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A visitor wearing a protective face mask walks under early flowering Kanzakura cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo, Japan, March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A visitor wearing a protective face mask walks under early flowering Kanzakura cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo, Japan, March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A visitor wearing a protective face mask walks under early flowering Kanzakura cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo, Japan, March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
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A visitor wearing a protective face mask looks at early flowering Kanzakura cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo, Japan, March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A visitor wearing a protective face mask looks at early flowering Kanzakura cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo, Japan, March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A visitor wearing a protective face mask looks at early flowering Kanzakura cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo, Japan, March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
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