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Aerial view of flowers fields near the Keukenhof park, also known as the Garden of Europe, in Lisse April 9, 2014. Keukenhof, employing some 30 gardeners, is considered to be the world's largest flower garden displaying millions of flowers every year.

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Aerial view of flowers fields near the Keukenhof park, also known as the Garden of Europe, in Lisse. Keukenhof, employing some 30 gardeners, is considered to be the world’s largest flower garden displaying millions of flowers every year.

Tulip farmers look for weeds in a field of tulips left to blossom for growing bulbs near the city of Noordwijkerhout, western Netherlands, Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

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Tulip farmers look for weeds in a field of tulips left to blossom for growing bulbs near the city of Noordwijkerhout, western Netherlands.

Dutch cavalry horses and their riders are exposed to smoke on September 16, 2013 as they undergo a stress test on the beach in Scheveningen. The horses and riders are tested with gunfire, music and smoke ahead of the September 17  parade in The Hague and Speech from the Throne, one of the main features of government policy for the coming parliamentary session.

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Dutch cavalry horses and their riders are exposed to smoke on Monday as they undergo a stress test on the beach in Scheveningen. The horses and riders are tested with gunfire, music and smoke ahead of the September 17 parade in The Hague and Speech from the Throne, one of the main features of government policy for the coming parliamentary session.

Dog playground in Rotterdam...epa03811039 A dog runs through a tunnel as it enjoys a 'Dog Day' in the first dog playground in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 02 August 2013. It was expected that this 02 August 2013 would become a real 'Dog Day' as the (so far) hottest day of the year in the Netherlands.  EPA/BAS CZERWINSKI

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A dog runs through a tunnel at Dog Day, the first playground for dogs in Rotterdam, on Friday, the hottest day of the year so far in the Netherlands

The hamadryas baboons behave strangely at the Emmen Zoo in Emmen, inNetherlands, on July 31, 2013.  They don't eat and sit close together in a view trees and a small corner of their island. The cares can't explain their behaviour. A few years back the same group of baboons showed the similar behavior of mass apathy.

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Hamadryas baboons at the Emmen Zoo in Emmen, in the Netherlands, on Wednesday. The baboons have not eaten and sit close together in the trees and in a small corner of their island. A few years ago the same group of baboons showed a similar behaviour of mass apathy that could not be explained by their keepers.

An aerial view taken on July 21, 2013 sh...An aerial view taken on July 21, 2013 shows sunbathers crowding on the beach in Scheveningen during a warm summer day. AFP PHOTO / ANP PHOTO / JERRY LAMPEN netherlands out -JERRY LAMPEN/AFP/Getty Images

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Crowds of people sunbathing on the beach in Scheveningen, The Hague in the Netherlands on Sunday. 

An Indian man cools off his horse during a bath in a canal in Jalandhar on May 23, 2013. High temperatures hovering around 45 degrees Celsius are affecting much of central and northern India ahead of the summer monsoon rains. AFP PHOTO/ SHAMMI MEHRASHAMMI MEHRA/AFP/Getty Images

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel shares a kiss from Netherlands’ Prime Minister Mark Rutte before their bilateral talks in the western German town of Kleve on Thursday. 

Dutch King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and their daugthers (L-R) Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane wave on the balcony after the abdication ceremony of the King's mother at the Royal Palace Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 30 April 2013. Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands in an official act on 30 April signed her abdication to leave the Dutch throne to her eldest son Willem-Alexander.  EPA/ROBIN UTRECHT  / POOL

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Dutch King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and their daugthers (L-R) Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane wave on the balcony after the abdication ceremony of the King’s mother at the Royal Palace Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on Tuesday. Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands in an official ceremony on Tuesday signed her abdication to leave the Dutch throne to her eldest son Willem-Alexander. 

A man wearing shades displays a t-shirt depicting Dutch Queen Beatrix in a souvenirs shop in Amsterdam April 29, 2013. The Netherlands is preparing for Queen's Day on April 30, which will also mark the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of her eldest son Willem-Alexander.

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A man wearing sunglasses displays a T-shirt depicting Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in a souvenirs shop in Amsterdam. The country is preparing for Queen’s Day on April 30, which will also mark the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of her eldest son Willem-Alexander.