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Apricot Blossoms, Turin, Italy, 2001

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"Apricot blossoms shower a lane along Turin's Valentino Park, where, according to folk songs, college boys meet factory girls for trysts by the river. With its floods, fog, and spectral beauty, the Po—like a bittersweet romance—tugs at the heartstrings of Italy."

—From "Po: River of Pain and Plenty," May 2002, National Geographic magazine
Photograph by William Albert Allard

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