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A U.S. soldier walks past parked armoured vehicles and tanks of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team and 1st Calvary Division, based out of Fort Hood, Texas, as they are unloaded at the port of Antwerp, Belgium. The U.S. military vehicles are on their way to Eastern Europe to take part in the Atlantic Resolve military exercises, in which American troops train together with NATO partners to help ensure stability in Europe..

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From left, Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Estonia's Prime Minister Juri Ratas and Latvia's Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins participate in a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels.

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A general view of the round table meeting at an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels. European Union leaders are meeting to address a series of foreign affairs issues ranging from Belarus to Turkey and tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium.

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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands steers his car during the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium.

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Cars race during the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium

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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium.

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Red Bull driver Alexander Albon of Thailand steers his car during the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium.

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Mclaren driver Lando Norris of Britain, right, leads ahead of AlfaTauri driver Daniil Kvyat of Russia, left, and Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, during the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain gets the checkered flag as he crosses the finish line to win the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, right, winner of the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack, celebrates on the podium with second-placed Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland, center, at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, left, winner of the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack, celebrates on the podium as third-placed Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, looks on, in Spa, Belgium.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain gestures as he stands on the podium after placing first in the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium.

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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the second practice session prior to the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium.

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, left, and European Council President Charles Michel bump elbows after addressing a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels.

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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, center left, elbow bumps with European Council President Charles Michel, center right, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, walks by during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron, center, during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels. Weary European Union leaders are expressing cautious optimism that a deal is in sight on their fourth day of wrangling over an unprecedented budget and coronavirus recovery fund.

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A group of limited media, center, film EU leaders prior to a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels. Leaders from 27 European Union nations meet face-to-face for a second day of an EU summit to assess an overall budget and recovery package spread over seven years estimated at some 1.75 trillion to 1.85 trillion euros.

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European Council President Charles Michel, right, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, left, participate in a media conference at the end of an EU-India summit via videoconference at the EU Council building in Brussels.

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A presenter uses a model to explain antibodies and COVID-19 during a visit of Belgium's King Philippe and Queen Mathilde to the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium. The Institute of Tropical Medicine participates in COVID-19 studies through its specialized medical services, teaching, training and scientific research.

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In this photo, deckhand Gerard Bakulikira, wears a Romware COVID Radius digital bracelet, which flashes red when he is too close to someone else, as he walks on deck of a tugboat in the Port of Antwerp, Belgium. Europe's second biggest port is readying to test an electronic device aimed at helping people respect social distancing as the spread of the coronavirus eases and they return to work. From next month, two teams of workers at the Belgian port of Antwerp will be wearing chunky plastic bracelets that vibrate and flash lights when they get too close to each other.

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, right, and European Council President Charles Michel participate in a media conference on the European Union response to the COVID-19 crisis at EU headquarters in Brussels. The European Union moved to head off a chaotic and potentially disastrous easing of restrictions that are limiting the spread of the coronavirus, warning its 27 nations to move very cautiously as they return to normal life and base their actions on scientific advice.

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Belgium's King Philippe, left, visits a section of the University Hospital in Jette, Belgium, designated for Covid-19 patients. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

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A group of people dressed as 'Gilles of Binche' arrive to the Grand Place to pick up their jubilee medals at the City Hall during a traditional carnival in Binche, Belgium. During the traditional carnival, clown-like performers known as Gilles wear colourful costumes, wax masks, bell bets and wooden footwear.

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Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, left, is welcomed by European Council President Charles Michel prior to a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels.

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A model has her last adjustments backstage as she wears a creation partially made of chocolate during a fashion show at the annual chocolate festival in Brussels.

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A model puts on a creation partially made of chocolate backstage before a fashion show during an annual chocolate festival in Brussels.

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A model puts on a creation made of chocolate backstage before a fashion show during an annual chocolate festival in Brussels.

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A model wears a creation made of chocolate backstage before a fashion show during an annual chocolate festival in Brussels.

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A model displays a design partially made of chocolate in a fashion show during an annual chocolate festival in Brussels.

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A model displays a design partially made of chocolate in a fashion show during an annual chocolate festival in Brussels.

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A model displays a design partially made of chocolate in a fashion show during an annual chocolate festival in Brussels.

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A model displays a design partially made of chocolate in a fashion show during an annual chocolate festival in Brussels.

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A member of protocol removes the Union flag from the atrium of the Europa building in Brussels.

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The Union flag is lowered and removed from outside of the European Parliament in Brussels. As the United Kingdom prepared to bring to an end its 47-year EU membership, the bloc's top officials on Friday pledged to continue playing a prominent role despite the loss of a powerful affiliate.

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Pro-EU supporter Peter Cook holds up a Union and EU flag prior to a ceremony to celebrate British and EU friendship outside the European Parliament in Brussels.

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A man wears a Scottish kilt during a ceremony to celebrate British and EU friendship outside the European Parliament in Brussels. The European Union grudgingly let go of the United Kingdom with a final vote at the EU's parliament that ended the Brexit divorce battle and set the scene for tough trade negotiations in the year ahead.

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Google's chief executive Sundar Pichai addresses the audience during an event on artificial intelligence at the Square in Brussels. Google's chief executive called for a balanced approach to regulating artificial intelligence, telling a European audience that the technology brings benefits but also negative consequences.

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People, many dressed in colourful costumes, enter the North Sea to celebrate the arrival of the New Year during the traditional New Year's Dive in Ostend, north Belgium.

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Actors perform during a ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge at the Mardasson Memorial in Bastogne, Belgium. The Battle of the Bulge, also called Battle of the Ardennes, took place between Dec. 1944 and Jan. 1945 and was the last major German offensive on the Western Front during World War II.

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People listen to a choir sing underneath the Museum of the Moon art installation by artist Luke Jerram at the St. Rombouts Cathedral in Mechelen, Belgium. Measuring seven meters in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface.

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Real Madrid's Luka Modric, center, jubilates after scoring his sides third goal during the Champions League group A soccer match between Brugge and Real Madrid at the Jan Breydel stadium in Bruges, Belgium.

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In this slow-shutter zoom effect photo, commuters backed up in traffic during the morning rush hour in Brussels. The Belgium capital regularly experiences pollution alert warnings.

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A leader of an indigenous community in Brazil wears a feather headdress as he protests against forest destruction in front of the EU headquarters in Brussels. Demonstrator were demanding that EU and national leaders act to stop the forest destruction and related human rights abuses in the Amazon, Cerrado, Pantanl and Mata Atlantica.

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Andy Murray of Britain lifts the trophy after winning the European Open final tennis match in Antwerp, Belgium. Murray defeated Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland 3-6/6-4/6-4.

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Britain's Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, from left, pose for a photo during a press point at EU headquarters in Brussels. Britain and the European Union reached a new tentative Brexit deal hoping to finally escape the acrimony, divisions and frustration of their three-year divorce battle.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson answers questions during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels. Britain and the European Union reached a new tentative Brexit deal hoping to finally escape the acrimony, divisions and frustration of their three-year divorce battle.

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A woman holds up an anti-Brexit placard during a protest near the European Parliament in Brussels. A small group of anti-Brexit campaigners has staged a protest at the European Commission's headquarters in Brussels asking for a rejection of British Prime minister Boris Johnson's proposals for his country's planned exit from the bloc.

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People shout slogans during an anti-Brexit protest outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. A small group of anti-Brexit campaigners has staged a protest at the European Commission's headquarters in Brussels asking for a rejection of British Prime minister Boris Johnson's proposals for his country's planned exit from the bloc.

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A man walks by a sculpture of a jumping pig, by Dutch artist Jantien Mook, outside the EU headquarters in Brussels.

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A firefighter sprays water on a man as he protests outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. A man shouting accusations about corruption at the European Union doused himself in a liquid and threatened to put himself on fire before police and firefighters intervened and took him away.

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Mandeep Singh (left) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Spain in the India-Spain hockey test series match in Antwerp

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Thousands crowd main De la Loi street as they march during a climate protest in Brussels.

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Spa: Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco, center, poses with his team after finishing first in the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain placed second and Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland placed third.

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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco, left, is congratulated by Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland after finishing first in the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain placed second and Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland placed third.

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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco lifts the trophy after finishing first in the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain placed second and Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland placed third.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain walks in the pit lane after qualification ahead of the Belgian Formula One at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.

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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, left, speaks with Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland outside his team garage after qualification ahead of the Belgian Formula One at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. The Belgian Formula One race will take place on Sunday.

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar shakes hands with President of European Parliament David Maria Sassoli, in Brussels.

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Netherlands hold up the trophy on the podium after winning the gold during a women's European Championship field hockey finals match between the Netherlands and Germany at the Wilrijkse Plein, Antwerp, Belgium.

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Team Ineos strains during the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race, a team time trial over 27.6 kilometers (17 miles) with start and finish in Brussels, Belgium.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May, second left, walks by as EU leaders sit for a dinner meeting at an EU summit in Brussels.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May, center, stands among other EU leaders during a dinner meeting at an EU summit in Brussels. European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels to haggle over who should lead the 28-nation bloc's key institutions for the next five years after weekend elections shook up Europe's political landscape.

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Journalists work in front of the main stage as they cover election night results at the European Parliament in Brussels. From Germany and France to Cyprus and Estonia, voters from 21 nations went to the polls in the final day of a crucial European Parliament election that could see major gains by the far-right, nationalist and populist movements that are on the rise across much of the continent.

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A worker removes yellow banners, placed by supporters of the "yellow vest" movement, that covered the word "Europe" of a large graffiti for a few days in Brussels. Some 400 million Europeans from 28 countries will head to the polls May 23-26 to choose lawmakers to represent them at the European Parliament for the next five years.

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Activists pull down a "Lady Justice" sculpture at the end of a protest in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. The protest was against the international court system "Investor-state dispute settlement" (ISDS) and demanded for a global system where multinationals can be punished for human rights abuses.

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A woman takes a photo of a "Lady Justice" sculpture during a protest in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. The protest was against the international court system "Investor-state dispute settlement" (ISDS) and demanded for a global system where multinationals can be punished for human rights abuses.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for a media conference at the conclusion of an EU summit in Brussels. European Union leaders offered Britain an extension to Brexit that would allow the country to delay its EU departure date until Oct. 31.

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Thousands crowd main De la Loi street as they march during a "Rise for Climate" protest in Brussels.

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A man lights a flare as he marches with yellow vest protesters during a demonstration in Brussels. A separate small group of yellow vest protesters infiltrated a large scale "Rise for Climate" demonstration in the center of city causing small incidents and scuffles with the police.

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People shout slogans and wave unions banners during a protest by European transport workers unions in Brussels. Demonstrators demanded better salaries and work conditions.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels. Worn down by three years of indecision in London, EU leaders were grudgingly leaning toward giving the U.K. more time to ease itself out of the bloc.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels. Worn down by three years of indecision in London, EU leaders were grudgingly leaning toward giving the U.K. more time to ease itself out of the bloc.

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European Union leaders attend a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels. British Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to persuade European Union leaders to delay Brexit by up to three months, just eight days before Britain is scheduled to leave the bloc.

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A man wears a costume of empty plastic bottles during a climate protest in Brussels.

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Youths shout slogans as they march during a climate protest in Brussels.

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Youths shout slogans as they march during a climate protest in Brussels. It was the eighth week in a row that school students skipped school to protest, with one march of about 3,000 in Antwerp and a few thousand in Brussels and other provincial centers.

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A Kurdish woman listens to speeches during a protest demanding the freedom of jailed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, leader Abdullah Ocalan in Brussels.

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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, center, holds a sign which reads 'school strike for the climate' during a climate march in Brussels.

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People watch and take photographs of a light installation during the Bright festival in Brussels.

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People walk along a light installation during the Bright festival in Brussels.

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People watch and take photographs of a light installation during the Bright festival in Brussels.

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, center, walk to their meeting at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker prepares to shake hands with British Prime Minister Theresa May before their meeting at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

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Blindfolded protesters against Brexit hold a banner outside the European Commission headquarters during a meeting between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Theresa May in Brussels.

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Thousands of youngsters march during a climate change protest in Brussels.

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A woman holds a globe as she plays a trumpet during a climate change protest in Brussels. Thousands of teenagers in Belgium have skipped school for the fourth week in a row in an attempt to push authorities into providing better protection for the world's climate.

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A young girl puts a small branch on top of a snowman at the Cinquantenaire park in Brussels. Snow blanketed the city with more expected by the weekend.

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A woman jogs during a snowfall at the Cinquantenaire park in Brussels.

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Coachmen drive horse-drawn carriages as people walk near a Christmas tree placed at the Grand Place or Grand Square in downtown Brussels.

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Protestors face off against the police during an anti-migrant demonstration outside of EU headquarters in Brussels. Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators around the European Union headquarters at the end of a march to protest the adoption of a U.N. migration pact.

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Protestors grab objects to throw toward the police during an anti-migrant demonstration outside of EU headquarters in Brussels.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May, center, arrives for a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels. EU leaders gathered for a two-day summit which will center on the Brexit negotiations. At right is French President Emmanuel Macron greeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, is greeted by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at EU headquarters in Brussels. Top European Union officials ruled out any renegotiation of the divorce agreement with Britain, as Prime Minister Theresa May fought to save her Brexit deal by lobbying leaders in Europe's capitals.

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A protestor waves a yellow jacket at police during a demonstration in Brussels. Hundreds of police officers are being mobilized in Brussels where yellow vest protesters last week clashed with police and torched two police vehicles. More than 70 people were detained.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg prior to a meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took aim at China, Iran, Russia and others for violating numerous treaties and multi-state agreements and questioned whether many pillars of international trade and diplomacy are still relevant.

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Demonstrators hold banners and signs during a 'Claim the Climate' march in Brussels.

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A young boy holds a box which reads pollution/solution during a 'Claim the Climate' march in Brussels.

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A demonstrator holds a placard which reads 'I believe more in santa than our politicians to save the planet' during a 'Claim the Climate' march in Brussels.

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