Signs of Spring

Warming weather and longer days bring out the first signs of Spring.

Cherry blossoms bloom on the edge of the Tidal Basin after a colder than normal March and chilly April delayed the beginning of the cherry blossom season in the nation's capital on April 8 in Washington, DC.

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A bee collects pollen on a pussy willow on April 7 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany.

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Kyle Reese, 10, jumps and performs splits on a trampoline while playing at an Owensboro, Ky. home on April 5. Reese's friends: Alex Keller, 11, left; Klain Creamer, 13, second left; Andrew Saltsman, 11, second right; and Taylin Bellotti, 11, enjoy the fun during the warmer weather.

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A Nepalese boy swims in water that gets collected from an ancient stone spout at Lalitpur, Nepal on April 4. With the spring season just beginning, the Nepalese capital is experiencing temperatures above 77 degrees.

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Teacher Kelly Patterson of Santa Barbara Middle School, Ca., jumps with her students into the water at An Binh Island, Vinh Long Province, Vietnam during a spring break, Tuesday on April 2.

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Beachgoers are reflected in the mirror of a water front apartment in Siesta Key, Fla. on April 2.

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A boy is kisses a girl near a flowerbed in Tokyo on April 1.

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Brandon McHale and Becky McNulty, of Ambler. Pa., sit on the beach and watch the sun rise on Easter morning in Ocean City, N.J., March 31.

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A wild black-tailed doe and a yearling fawn stand in a field during a spring rain shower on a farm near Roseburg, Ore., on March 27.

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A boy smeared with colors reacts as another boy pours water on him during Holi celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai on March 27. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India.

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A cat sharpens its claws on a small palm tree at the gardens of San Anton Palace, the official residence of Malta's President, in Attard, outside Valletta, on March 20.

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People rowing boats in Chidorigafuchi moat enjoy a night view of cherry trees in full bloom in Tokyo, Japan, on March 22.

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A young woman attempts to launch her kite on 'CleanMonday' on Filopappos Hill, with the ancient Parthenon temple visible in the background, in Athens, on March 18. Many Greeks commemorate 'CleanMonday,' the first day of Lent, by flying kites and eating foods associated with fasting.

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People work on the flower cloak for the Desamparados' Vigin during Las Fallas festival, held on the main streets of Valencia, Spain, on March 18.

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Crocuses grow above snow at the Zoo in Berlin, Germany, on March 17. The weather remains cold in eastern Germany.

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Baby anhingas, a few weeks old, wait for mature birds to return to their nest with food at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands near Delray Beach, Fla., on March 17.

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Brian Amberg, of Orlando, Fla., front, beats other fans to a fly ball hit over the left field fence during batting practice before the start of an exhibition spring training baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves on March 10, in Kissimmee, Fla.

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Drew Moyes, right, prepares to use a funnel to consume beer as fellow spring breaker Max Molteni watches on the beach in South Walton County, Fla., on March 13. As thousands of spring breakers descend on the beaches in this northwest Florida resort area, law enforcement personnel are making regular sweeps along the beaches looking for underage drinkers and other illegal activity. Editor's note: both Moyes and Molteni are over 21 years old.


Thousands of young Americans enjoy the beginning of their holidays in the popular tourist destination of Cancun, Mexico, on March 9. Local authorities have defined a code of conduct in 2013, asking spring breakers not to drink alcohol in the streets and not to drive while intoxicated.

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Revellers are covered in colored cornflour powder as they take part in the Holi One festival in Cape Town, on March 2. The event is inspired by the Hindu Holi spring festival of color which originated in India.

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Crocuses bloom on a meadow at the botanical gardens of Loki Schmidt Garden in Hamburg, Germany, on March 6.

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A young couple enjoys the sun and spring-like temperatures on a pier at Lake Starnberg in Niederpoecking near Munich, Germany, on March 5.

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A woman sits on a park bench and enjoys the sunny spring day in Mainz, Germany on March 5.

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A swan swims in the early spring sun at the inner city harbor in Berlin, on March 5. After a period of grey and cold weather, a few days of clear and sunny weather are expected for the German capital.

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A happy lamb jumps in a field near Berkel en Rodenrijs, The Netherlands, on March 4. Due to the nice spring weather the sheep were released earlier from their barn.

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A woman exercises in the sunshine on Primrose Hill on March 4, in London, England.

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Seagulls search for food in a pond in a park in Hamburg, Germany, on March 3.

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Raindrops hang on to Crocuses at Kew Gardens on March 1, in Kew, England.

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