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Allison Speaker is the 2012 National Cherry Blossom Queen. (WTOPKristi King)
Allison Speaker is the 2012 National Cherry Blossom Queen. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Cherry blossom begins to bud along the Tidal Basin at the end of February 2012. (WTOPPaula Wolfson)
Cherry blossom begins to bud along the Tidal Basin at the end of February 2012. (WTOP/Paula Wolfson)
The National Cherry Blossom Festival begins March 20, 2012. (WTOPPaula Wolfson)
The National Cherry Blossom Festival begins March 20, 2012. (WTOP/Paula Wolfson)
Billy Joel's Beach House

Billy Joel's Beach House

Billy Joel recently sold his beach house at the Hamptons.
Best Ice Cream Shops

Best Ice Cream Shops

Some of the best local spots that help make summer a little bit sweeter.
Summer Reading Guide

Summer Reading Guide

It's summer reading time. Check out 15 of this season's best titles.
Tour WTOP's newsroom

Tour WTOP's newsroom

See and hear life in the Glass Enclosed Nerve Center.
Click on the image above to see it at its original size.

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