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Caption only: Renewal of spirit in springtime

Driving rain, snow and unseasonable cold seemed incongruous with the brilliant blossoms, greenery on and around Temple Square and the Conference Center block during conference weekend.

The contrast seemed to symbolize the peace and spiritual renewal of general conference in stark relief against the turmoil of war and other problems worldwide.

President hinckley leaves the LDS conference  Apr 6th, 2003.  Allred/photo  (Submission date: 04/06/2003)
President hinckley leaves the LDS conference Apr 6th, 2003. Allred/photo (Submission date: 04/06/2003) Photo: Photo by Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

President Gordon B. Hinckley, followed by counselors President Thomas S. Monson and President James E. Faust leave Sunday morning session.

Conference attendees exit the tabenacle and conference center at LDS general conference Apr 6th, 2003.  Allred/photo  (Submission date: 04/06/2003)
Conference attendees exit the tabenacle and conference center at LDS general conference Apr 6th, 2003. Allred/photo (Submission date: 04/06/2003) Photo: Photo by Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Conference-goers leave Sunday morning session.

Exterior shot and crowds at Saturday afternoon at LDS conference April 5, 2003. Photo by Tom Smart (Submission date: 04/05/2003)
Exterior shot and crowds at Saturday afternoon at LDS conference April 5, 2003. Photo by Tom Smart (Submission date: 04/05/2003) Photo: DESERET NEWS

Umbrellas are plentiful as members leave session Saturday afternoon.

Jared Hernandez of Mexico listens intently to conference.

Lupi Lapuaho tries to stay warm and dry while visiting temple square during the morning session of LDS general conference Saturday April 5, 2003 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Submission date: 04/05/2003)
Lupi Lapuaho tries to stay warm and dry while visiting temple square during the morning session of LDS general conference Saturday April 5, 2003 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Submission date: 04/05/2003) Photo: Keith Johnson

Lupi Lapuaho stays warm listening outdoors to Saturday morning session.

April rain showers fall as people line up on temple square hoping to get a seat in the Tabernacle for the morning session of LDS general conference Saturday April 5, 2003 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Submission date: 04/05/2003)
April rain showers fall as people line up on temple square hoping to get a seat in the Tabernacle for the morning session of LDS general conference Saturday April 5, 2003 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Submission date: 04/05/2003) Photo: Keith Johnson

Crisp showers make crisp flowers, and despite inclement weather, members attended from around United States and many other countries.

"I hope that everyone who has participated in this great conference has been touched for good, that each of us is a better man or woman for our experience together these past two days."

President Gordon B. Hinckley

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