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The greenhouses are seen on the grounds of the Belgian royal family residence of Laeken in Brussels April 17, 2015. The royal family opens its interlocking greenhouses with their wide array of flowers to the public every year, for a duration of three weeks.

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The greenhouses are seen on the grounds of the Belgian royal family residence of Laeken in Brussels on Friday. The royal family opens its interlocking greenhouses with their wide array of flowers to the public every year, for a duration of three weeks

Protesters gather in central Brussels during a trade unions meeting...Protesters gather in central Brussels during a trade unions meeting March 11, 2015. Several thousand public and private sector workers, employees and trade union members demonstrated over austerity measures undertaken by the Belgian government. REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

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Protesters gather in central Brussels during a trade unions meeting on Wednesday. Several thousand public and private sector workers, employees and trade union members demonstrated over austerity measures undertaken by the Belgian government. 

Gilles of Binche parade, a UNESCO World Heritage event, is the biggest and the liveliest annual carnival in Belgium.

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Gilles of Binche parade, a UNESCO World Heritage event, is the biggest and the liveliest annual carnival in Belgium.

An armed policeman stands guard at the entrance of Belgium's federal prosecutor office in Brussels, January 16, 2015.  Belgian police arrested 13 people during a dozen raids overnight, smashing plot to kill police officers "in public roads and in police stations", prosecutors said.

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An armed policeman stands guard at the entrance of Belgium’s federal prosecutor office in Brussels on Friday. Belgian police arrested 13 people during a dozen raids overnight

Union members clash with police in Brussels during a national general strike which was called for by the different unions to protest against austerity measures.

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Union members clash with police in Brussels during a national strike, which was called to protest against austerity measures.

Workers, near smoke from a flare, block an entrance of the port of Antwerp, one of the world's biggest port, during a strike in Antwerp November 24, 2014. A strike in parts of Belgium on Monday disrupted rail services and one of Europe's largest ports as trade unions and workers voice their anger over austerity measures announced by the country's new government.

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Strikers, near smoke from a flare, block an entrance at Antwerp port, one of the world’s biggest, on Monday. Trade unions and workers voiced anger over austerity measures announced by Belgium’s new government.

Clashes break out between police and demonstrators as thousands of people take part in a demonstration on the streets in Brussels, Belgium, 06 November 2014. About 100,000 protesters are expected ta take part to the demonstration. The call of trade union front (FGTB-CSC-CGSLB) to participate in the national demonstration against the economic measures announced by the federal government.

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Clashes break out between police and demonstrators as thousands of people take part in a demonstration on the streets in Brussels, Belgium. About 100,000 protesters took part in the demonstration

Fernanda Rodrigues of Brazil looks at the ball as she serves to Belgium during their FIVB Women's Volleyball World Grand Prix 2014 final round match in Tokyo August 22, 2014

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Fernanda Rodrigues of Brazil serves to her Belgium opponents during the FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Grand Prix 2014 final round match in Tokyo 

Oxfam activists protest during the G7 summit

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Members of non-governmental organisation Oxfam play music and wear G7 leaders’ masks during a protest ahead of the G7 leaders summit near the EU headquarters in Brussels 0n Wednesday.

Diners take lunch suspended in the air on June 2, 2014 above the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels."Dinner in the sky" is an "unique occasion" to discover Brussels's high cuisine and enjoy a spectacular view of the city from the air. 22 guests, strapped into their chairs with harnesses, sit around the mini kitchen where a 'starred' chef prepares and serves the meals and the wine. Brussels wants to become an essential actor of the European gastronomic scene. With its 19 starred restaurants, the EU capital has now more stars than Berlin, Rome, or Milan. "Brussels in the Sky" takes place until June 29th at the Parc du Centenaire, close to the European area. Italy is the guest of honour at this 3rd edition.

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Diners have lunch suspended on Monday above the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels for “Dinner in the Sky”

Movistar team rider Valverde of Spain wins the Fleche Wallonne Classic cycling race in Huy

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Alejandro Valverde of Spain celebrates as he wins the Fleche Wallonne Classic cycling race in Huy on Wednesday

A US army officer escorts US President Barack Obama (2nd-L), Belgium's King Philippe (2nd-R) and Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo (R) as they visit the WWI Flanders Field Cemetery in Waregem on Wednesday. The cemetery is the final resting place for 368 Americans, most of whom were killed during World War I. Obama will pay his first visit ever to the EU headquarters in Brussels, cementing US-EU opposition to the takeover of Crimea after hitting out at Russian expansionism as a "sign of weakness".

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A US army officer escorts US President Barack Obama (2nd-L), Belgium’s King Philippe (2nd-R) and Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo (R) as they visit the WWI Flanders Field Cemetery in Waregem on Wednesday. The cemetery is the final resting place for 368 Americans, most of whom were killed during World War I. Obama will pay his first visit ever to the EU headquarters in Brussels, cementing US-EU opposition to the takeover of Crimea after hitting out at Russian expansionism as a “sign of weakness”.

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel looks through her window as she arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels March 21, 2014. EU leaders added 12 people to a list of those subject to travel bans and asset freezes for their part in Russia's seizure of Crimea on Thursday and begin preparations for economic sanctions if Russia expands its footprint in Ukraine.

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Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel looks through her car window as she arrives at the EU leaders summit in Brussels

A visitor examines a multimedia and visual art piece by U.S. visual artist Tony Oursler during the exhibition "Phantasmagoria" at the Modern Art Museum of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation MAC's in Hornu, southwestern Belgium November 28, 2013. The exhibition, which started on November 17, will continue till February 23, 2014.

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A visitor examines a piece by US visual artist Tony Oursler during the exhibition “Phantasmagoria” at the Modern Art Museum of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation MAC’s in Hornu, southwestern Belgium

Sculptor Artem Samoylov of Russia carves a sculpture based on Disney's newest movie "Frozen" at the Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival in Bruges November 20, 2013. Some 28 artists from all over the world made 55 sculptures out of 250 tonnes of ice depicting many characters from Disney movies. The festival will open on November 22 and will end on January 5, 2014.

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Russian sculptor Artem Samoylov carves a figure based on Disney’s newest movie Frozen at the Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival in Bruges. Some 28 artists made 55 sculptures out of 250 tonnes of ice depicting many characters from Disney movies. The festival opens on November 22 and ends on January 5, 2014.

World War Two veteran Harry Marrington, from Portsmouth, England, leans down to pick up a paper poppy during an Armistice Day ceremony under the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium. The Menin Gate Memorial bears the names of more than 54,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are not known.

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World War Two veteran Harry Marrington, from Portsmouth, England, leans down to pick up a paper poppy during an Armistice Day ceremony under the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium. The Menin Gate Memorial bears the names of more than 54,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are not known.

Policemen stand guard while firefighters are spraying foam from behind the barricades

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Policemen stand guard while firefighters are spraying foam from behind the barricades during a protest near the Lambermont in Brussels, the residence of the Belgian prime minister, while ministers were holding a cabinet meeting to discuss the budget. Firefighters are asking for more funding for their service.

A Belgian firefighter takes part in a protest for better work conditions in central Brussels.

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A Belgian firefighter takes part in a protest for better work conditions in central Brussels.

Alexander Naddour...United States Alexander Naddour competes on the rings during a qualification session at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The event will take place until Sunday, Oct. 6. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

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Alexander Naddour, of the US, competes on the rings during heats at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium.

Louboutin shoes of Vlaams Belang senator...Louboutin shoes of Vlaams Belang senator Anke Van Dermeersch are pictured during the preliminary injunction of French shoe designer Christian Louboutin against a campaign of Flemish far-right party Vlaams Belang featuring senator Anke Van dermeersch wearing Louboutin shoes, on September 27, 2013 at the commercial court in Antwerp. Paris-based luxury shoe designer Christian Louboutin on September 25 asked a Belgian court to kill far-right Vlaams Belang campaign using his iconic stilettos for a poster denouncing Islam. The poster by Flemish group "Women against Islamisation" shows the bare legs of ex-Miss Belgium Senator Anke Van Dermeersch  wearing signature red-soled Louboutins as she lifts up a black dress. AFP PHOTO / BELGA / JONAS ROOSENS  ***Belgium Out***JONAS ROOSENS/AFP/Getty Images

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Anke Van Dermeersch, a Belgian senator for the far-right Vlaams Belang party, arrives at court on Friday to hear a preliminary injunction brought by French shoe designer Christian Louboutin against an advertising campaign by her party. Mr Louboutin asked the court in Antwerp to stop the campaign for the Flemish group “Women against Islamisation” using his iconic stilettos for a poster denouncing Islam. The poster shows the bare legs of former Miss Belgium Ms Van Dermeersch wearing signature red-soled Louboutins as she lifts up a black dress.