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Members of Greenpeace hang a large poster of Dutch activist Faiza Oulahsen on the office building of Shell during a protest calling for the release of the “Arctic 30″ in Rotterdam.
A huge inflatable pig is placed in Dam Square in Amsterdam during a protest against illegal practices in European pig farming. The action is part of an international campaign of the animal protection group Compassion in World Farming.
Activists belonging to the environmental group Robin Wood hold placards protesting against Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder as they demonstrate in front of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg. The tribunal was holding a hearing into the dispute between the Netherlands and Russia over the seizure by Russian forces of the Dutch-flagged Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise.
“Bedroom in Arles”, painted by Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh, is put on display next to another version of the same painting at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Van Gogh is known to have painted three versions of his bedroom at 2 Place Lamartine, in Arles, France. The third painting is in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Read more
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.
Crowds of people sunbathing on the beach in Scheveningen, The Hague in the Netherlands on Sunday. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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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.