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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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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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People walk past a bust of former Belgium's King Baudouin being vandalised and covered in red paint in Brussels. The red paint vandalism of the statue forms part of anti-racism protests in Brussels.

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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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A coronavirus patient is transferred from a hospital to a home for the elderly by members of the medical staff of Klinicare in Brussels. 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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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks with the media as she arrives for a meeting of the Environment Council at the European Council building in Brussels

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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 displays a design 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 wears a design 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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MEP's sing and hold hands after a vote on the UK's withdrawal from the EU, the final legislative step in the Brexit proceedings, during the plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels. The U.K. is due to leave the EU, the first nation in the bloc to do so.

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A man rides a bicycle as passers-by walk along the Cinquantenaire park during a foggy evening in Brussels.

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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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French President Emmanuel Macron, second right, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, center, during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels. European Union leaders are gathering Friday to discuss Britain's departure from the bloc amid some relief that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has secured an election majority that should allow him to push the Brexit deal through parliament.

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European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, left, speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron, second left, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, second right, and European Council President Ursula von der Leyen during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels. European Union leaders are gathering Friday to discuss Britain's departure from the bloc amid some relief that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has secured an election majority that should allow him to push the Brexit deal through parliament.

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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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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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In this file photo, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at the European Council headquarters in Brussels. The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize was given to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

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

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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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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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Students pose with a banner during a climate change protest in Brussels. Thousands of teenagers in Belgium have skipped school for the sith week in a row in an attempt to push authorities into providing better protection for the world's climate.

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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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Demonstrators hold signs as they march in the main EU quarter during a 'Claim the Climate' march in Brussels.

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A demonstrator holds a placard which reads 'It must be serious, if I'm here and not making chocolate' during a 'Claim the Climate' march in Brussels.

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A small boy stands near an installation of a polar bear which reads 'checkmate, no more political games' during a 'Claim the Climate' march in Brussels.

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A demonstrator holds a placard which reads 'What I stand for is what I stand on' during a 'Claim the Climate' march in Brussels.

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A demonstrator holds a placard which reads 'climate first, politics second' during a 'Claim the Climate' march in Brussels.

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A demonstrator holds a placard which reads 'Get up stand up don't give up the fight' during a 'Claim the Climate' march in Brussels.

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Demonstrators hold a banner which reads 'save our planet, save our future' during a 'Claim the Climate' march in Brussels. Sign at rear center reads 'warming has no color'.

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Protestors hug each other in front of a line of anti riot policemen during a protest of the yellow jackets in Brussels. The demonstrators are protesting against rising fuel prices.

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Police use a water cannon on demonstrators during a protest of the yellow jackets in Brussels. The demonstrators are protesting against rising fuel prices.

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Demonstrators light a police van on fire during a protest of the yellow jackets in Brussels. The demonstrators are protesting against rising fuel prices.

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Demonstrators, called the yellow jackets, holds up an EU flag during a protest against rising fuel prices in Brussels.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook holds up an iPhone as he speaks during a data privacy conference at the European Parliament in Brussels.

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Demonstrators gather during the handover of a petition from AVAAZ with 1 million signatures calling for a new marine reserve in the Antarctic at Place Jean-Rey in Brussels. The 3D-art installation has been painted by renowned street artist Julian Beever and produced by citizens` movement Avaaz.

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People sit enjoying the sun at the Poelaert square in Brussels.

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The Brussels Flower Carpet, laid out in its entirety, on the Grand Place in Brussels. More than 500,000 flowers were used to create the Latin American theme, devoted to the Mexican region of Guanajuato which has an exceptionally rich culture and flower tradition.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference after a summit of heads of state and government at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. NATO leaders gather in Brussels for a two-day summit.

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NATO spouses pose for a group photo during a NATO spouses program at the African Museum in Tervuren, Belgium. From left, Malgorzata Tusk, wife of European Council President Donald Tusk, Ermine Erdogan, wife of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ingrid Schulerud, wife of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Amelie Derbaudrenghien, the partner of Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, French first lady Brigitte Macron, Ulla Lofven, wife of Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and Karin Ratas, wife of Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas.

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