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News Photography: deep into Spring

Cherry trees bloom during the National Cherry Blossom Festival along the Tidal Basin in Washington April 2. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

There’s no denying it now – the sunlight that warms your skin, noisy chirping birds, daylight that extends into the early evening. We are deep into Spring and what better way to note it than looking at flowers blooming in different parts of the world.

Hindus buy baskets of flower during Holi celebrations at the Bankey Bihari Temple on March 21 in Vrindavan, India. Holi, the spring festival of colours, is celebrated by Hindus around the world to mark the end of the winter.

A Yemeni army soldier, with flowers received from protesters, stands guard to protect anti-government protesters during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa March 23. Yemen opposition groups called on protesters to march on Saleh's Sanaa palace to force him out, hoping to end a crisis his allies abroad fear will benefit Islamic militants. (Ammar Awad/Reuters)

A woman places flowers on the tomb of her deceased family member at a cemetery during the Qingming Festival in Beijing, China April 5. Qingming festival, also known as the Grave Sweeping Day is when Chinese around the world remember their dearly departed and take time off to clean the tombs and place flowers and offerings. (Andy Wong/Associated Press)

A Libyan mourner places a flower at the funeral of the people who were killed after air strikes by coalition forces at the martyrs' cemetery in Tripoli March 24. (Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters)

A couple relax amongst daffodil flowers in St James's Park on March 29 in London, England. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

*Photos courtesy of Reuters, Getty Images and the Associated Press.

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