Smoke shrouds members of the Dutch cavalry as 80 riders rehearsed on a beach on Monday at Scheveningen, Netherlands, outside The Hague, for ceremonies to mark the opening of parliament on Tuesday.
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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.
Crowds of people sunbathing on the beach in Scheveningen, The Hague in the Netherlands on Sunday.