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Flower Power: Workers Pluck Petals From Millions of Tulips

Tens of millions of bulbs are planted and bloom annually across hundreds of acres at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Washington state.
A tulip with rain drops on it stands out from a row planted in a field near Mount Vernon, Wash. The area is host to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, which runs through the month of April.
A tulip with rain drops on it stands out from a row planted in a field near Mount Vernon, Wash. The area is host to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, which runs through the month of April. Ted S. Warren / AP
Workers remove petals from tulip plants, Wednesday, April 16, which is part of the bulb-producing process, in a tulip field near Mount Vernon, Wash. The area is host to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, which runs through the month of April.Ted S. Warren / AP