The History Place - Photo of the Week

Above: The Jefferson Memorial seen amid the annual cherry tree blossoms in Washington, D.C. Below: The Tidal Basin is ringed with the beautiful trees which were originally a gift from Japan to the U.S. in 1912. Further Below: A Japanese stone lantern, gifted to the U.S. in 1954, symbolizing renewed relations after World War II. (Photo credits: Carol M. Highsmith, courtesy Library of Congress)

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