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A child rides his toy bike as Belgian prison officers demonstrate behind the Saint-Gilles prison where guards have been on strike for three weeks in a protest over pay cuts and working conditions in Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday
A police officer runs over a rooftop during a police anti-terrorist operation at the site of a shooting in the rue du Dries in Forest-Vorst, Brussels, Belgium
Theo Francken (R), State secretary for Asylum policy, Migration and Administrative Simplification in Belgium takes part in the New Year’s dive in Rotselaar on New Year’s Eve
Fans of Great Britain show their support during day one of the Davis Cup Final at the Flanders Expo Centre, Ghent
A Belgium army soldier walks through the Galeries Royal Saint-Hubert, or the Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries in Brussels, Belgium, Thursday
Soldiers patrol in the streets, in Brussels, on Tuesday as the Belgian capital remains on the highest possible alert level. Brussels began a fourth consecutive day in lockdown under a maximum terror alert
A Police officer and soldiers stand guard in the ‘Rue des Bouchers’ street, famous for it’s restaurants, following the terror alert level being elevated to 4/4, in Brussels, Belgium
A young child waits in line at a migrant reception centre in Brussels on Tuesday. Hundreds of migrants are arriving every day in Belgium, some making perilous journeys through Europe
A person slides down a water slide at a theme park on a hot summer day in Brussels, Belgium.
Belgian shrimp fishermen ride carthorses to haul nets out in the sea to catch shrimps during low tide at the coastal town of Oostduinkerke, Belgium on Friday.
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Members of the Allied army practice their square formation to counter cavalry charges on Friday in Waterloo, Belgium. Around 5000 historical re-enactors will amass this evening to stage the 1st battle re-enactment, the ‘French attack’, in front of around 200,000 spectators from around the world
Historical re-enactors take part in a practice drills in the French Bivouac camp in Waterloo, Belgium. Around 5000 historical re-enactors from around the world will take part in three days of events from Thursday to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The 1815 battle saw the overthrow of Napoleon Bonaparte and the restoration of Louis XVIII to the French throne
Bolivian President Evo Morales takes part in a football match with the Bolivian Roots FC football club, a team made of Bolivian expatriates, on the eve of a two-day EU-CELAC (Latin America/Caribbean) summit in Brussels, on Tuesday
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 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.
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
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Union members clash with police in Brussels during a national strike, which was called to protest against austerity measures.
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. About 100,000 protesters took part in the demonstration