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
Fernanda Rodrigues of Brazil serves to her Belgium opponents during the FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Grand Prix 2014 final round match in Tokyo
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 have lunch suspended on Monday above the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels for “Dinner in the Sky”
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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Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel looks through her car window as she arrives at the EU leaders summit in Brussels
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
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.