Lonely Planet Writer

Spring, sea turtles and blossoms in today's photos from around the world

Today’s photos from around the world feature the blooming cherry blossoms in Japan, beautiful Spring-like weather in the UK, a rescued sea turtle, a photo from Mars and more.

People enjoy blooming cherry blossoms at Chidorigafuch moat in Tokyo, Monday, April 4, 2016. People all over the country go out to see cherry blossoms as the country's iconic flower is full bloom.
Image by AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi

People enjoy blooming cherry blossoms at Chidorigafuch moat in Tokyo, Monday. People all over the country go out to see cherry blossoms as the country’s iconic flower is full bloom.

People play skimming stones in the sea at Barry Island, Wales, where the weather is overcast and dull.
Image by Ben Birchall/PA Wire

People play skimming stones in the sea at Barry Island, Wales, where the weather is overcast and dull.

Tucker, a rescued sea turtle, became on March 31 the first non-human treated in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber at Virginia Mason Hospital. The large turtle had internal gas bubbles that prevented him from staying underwater. The team at the hospital are hoping putting him in the chamber with 100 percent oxygen for two-and-a-half hours a day will solve his buoyancy problems. Once he can dive safely, he'll be able to find food and avoid predators in the wild.
Image by Virginia Mason Hospital via Facebook

On 31 March, Tucker, a rescued sea turtle, became the first non-human treated in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber at Virginia Mason Hospital. The turtle had internal gas bubbles and was unable to stay underwater. The hospital staff hope that by putting the animal in the  chamber with 100 percent oxygen for two-and-a-half hours a day will solve his problems and once he can dive safely, he’ll be able to avoid predators in the wild.

People enjoying the Spring conditions on Brighton beach as Britain could bask in the hottest day of the year as temperatures soar to up to 19C (66.2F).
Image by Steve Parsons/PA Wire

People enjoying the Spring conditions on Brighton beach as Britain could bask in the hottest day of the year as temperatures soar to up to 19C (66.2F).

People row their boats under cherry blossoms at Imperial Palace moat in Tokyo, Monday, April 4, 2016. People all over the country go out to see cherry blossoms as the country's iconic flower is full bloom.
Image by AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi

People row their boats under cherry blossoms at Imperial Palace moat in Tokyo on Monday. People all over the country go out to see cherry blossoms as the country’s iconic flower is full bloom.

West Indies’ players Darren Sammy, Carlos Brathwaite and Chris Gayle celebrate the dismissal of England's Jos Buttler, right, during the final of the ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket tournament at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India, Sunday, April 3, 2016.
Image by AP Photo/Saurabh Das

West Indies’ players Darren Sammy, Carlos Brathwaite and Chris Gayle celebrate the dismissal of England’s Jos Buttler, right, during the final of the ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket tournament at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India, Sunday.

Images of the landscape of Mars have been sent back from Opportunity rover, which is making its way over the surface of the planet. The photos were shared from the Mars Exploration Rover Facebook page on April 4. The rover has been on the planet since 2003 and is searching for answers on the history of water on Mars.
Image by NASA

The Opportunity rover has sent back images of the landscape of Mars, where it has been since 2003. NASA shared the images from the Mars Exploration Rover Facebook page on 4 April.

Dolly Parton, left, and Katy Perry perform “Coat Of Many Colors” at the 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Las Vegas.
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Dolly Parton, left, and Katy Perry perform “Coat Of Many Colors” at the 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday in Las Vegas.