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.
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.
People walk the stairs of the European Parliament building, in Brussels.
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
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A tightrope walker crosses between the spheres of the atomium in Brussels
Diners have lunch suspended on Monday above the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels for “Dinner in the Sky”
Britain’s prime minister David Cameron visits a construction site in central London. Mr Cameron will travel to Brussels on Tuesday to meet European counterparts after election victories for the far right in Britain, France and Denmark
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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
A visitor looks at “Skulls”, an artwork constructed out of 12,444 Lego bricks, during the Art of the Brick exhibition at the Brussels Stock Exchange. The show features large Lego works by US artist Nathan Sawaya and will run until April 21 2014.