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写真 | 2011年 04月 2日 03:35 JST

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<p>A bird is seen outside the Laeken Royal Palace in Brussels, Belgium January 28, 2011. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir </p>

A bird is seen outside the Laeken Royal Palace in Brussels, Belgium January 28, 2011. REUTERS/Francois Lenomore

A bird is seen outside the Laeken Royal Palace in Brussels, Belgium January 28, 2011. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

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<p>Performers in historic costumes take part in a procession during the annual medieval festival in Brussels' Grand Place June 30, 2009. Brussels' Ommegang pageant is a historical re-enactment of a festival held in 1549 celebrating the entry of Charles the Fifth, his son Don Philip, infant of Spain and Duke of Brabant, and his sisters, Eleanor of Austria, Queen of France and Mary of Hungary into Brussels. REUTERSThierry Roge   </p>

Performers in historic costumes take part in a procession during the annual medieval festival in Brussels' more

Performers in historic costumes take part in a procession during the annual medieval festival in Brussels' Grand Place June 30, 2009. Brussels' Ommegang pageant is a historical re-enactment of a festival held in 1549 celebrating the entry of Charles the Fifth, his son Don Philip, infant of Spain and Duke of Brabant, and his sisters, Eleanor of Austria, Queen of France and Mary of Hungary into Brussels. REUTERSThierry Roge

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<p>A member of the European Parliament attends a plenary session at the EU Parliament in Brussels, January 31, 2007.    REUTERS/Francois Lenoir  </p>

A member of the European Parliament attends a plenary session at the EU Parliament in Brussels, January 31,more

A member of the European Parliament attends a plenary session at the EU Parliament in Brussels, January 31, 2007. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

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<p>People visit an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Brussels' 1958 world fair, next to the so-called Atomium building, one of Belgium's best known landmarks, Brussels April 17, 2008. The Atomium, a giant molecular structure of metal balls which was built for the 1958 world fair, reopened recently after a multi-million-dollar facelift.   REUTERS/Yves Herman   </p>

People visit an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Brussels' 1958 world fair, next to the so-camore

People visit an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Brussels' 1958 world fair, next to the so-called Atomium building, one of Belgium's best known landmarks, Brussels April 17, 2008. The Atomium, a giant molecular structure of metal balls which was built for the 1958 world fair, reopened recently after a multi-million-dollar facelift. REUTERS/Yves Herman

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<p>A woman sunbathes in a park in central Brussels August 19, 2009.  REUTERS/Sebastien Pirlet </p>

A woman sunbathes in a park in central Brussels August 19, 2009. REUTERS/Sebastien Pirlet

A woman sunbathes in a park in central Brussels August 19, 2009. REUTERS/Sebastien Pirlet

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<p>A Belgian fireman throws a flare to riot police during a demonstration in central Brussels February 28, 2007. Several thousands of firefighters staged a protest asking for better working conditions. REUTERS/Thierry Roge       </p>

A Belgian fireman throws a flare to riot police during a demonstration in central Brussels February 28, 200more

A Belgian fireman throws a flare to riot police during a demonstration in central Brussels February 28, 2007. Several thousands of firefighters staged a protest asking for better working conditions. REUTERS/Thierry Roge

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<p>Farmers camp next to their tractors at the Jubilee park during a protest near the European Institutions headquarters, as the EU leaders meet in Brussels June 18, 2009. Several hundred European farmers protested on Thursday against the quota and the low price price of milk.     REUTERS/Ezequiel Scagnetti  </p>

Farmers camp next to their tractors at the Jubilee park during a protest near the European Institutions heamore

Farmers camp next to their tractors at the Jubilee park during a protest near the European Institutions headquarters, as the EU leaders meet in Brussels June 18, 2009. Several hundred European farmers protested on Thursday against the quota and the low price price of milk. REUTERS/Ezequiel Scagnetti

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<p>Thousands of Belgian citizens take part in the "Shame" rally calling for the establishment of a government more than 200 days after elections, in Brussels January 23, 2011.   REUTERS/Francois Lenoir  </p>

Thousands of Belgian citizens take part in the "Shame" rally calling for the establishment of a government more

Thousands of Belgian citizens take part in the "Shame" rally calling for the establishment of a government more than 200 days after elections, in Brussels January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

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<p>A woman is applauded while passing by fishermen protesting in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels June 4, 2008. Fishermen from France, Italy and other European Union countries carried out a demonstration to protest against the high price of fuel and ask for the support of the EU. REUTERS/Yves Herman    </p>

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A woman is applauded while passing by fishermen protesting in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels June 4, 2008. Fishermen from France, Italy and other European Union countries carried out a demonstration to protest against the high price of fuel and ask for the support of the EU. REUTERS/Yves Herman

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<p>Performers in historic costumes take part in a procession during the annual medieval festival in Brussels' Grand Place June 30, 2009.  REUTERS/Thierry Roge   </p>

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Performers in historic costumes take part in a procession during the annual medieval festival in Brussels' Grand Place June 30, 2009. REUTERS/Thierry Roge

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<p>(L-R) Vectrix Team (Germany) Orlikon Solar Racing Team (Switzerland) and Team Trev (Australia) pose in the flags alley before the start of the Zero Race in front of the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva August 16, 2010. Four Teams from three continents will take part on the longest and greenest race with their electric cars. The ZERO Race will cross Switzerland and then the vehicles will head for Brussels, Berlin, Vienna, Moscow and Shanghai from where the cars will then travel by ship to Vancouver and continue along the west coast of North America all the way to Cancun, Mexico, where they will be put on show at the United Nations Climate Conference.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse </p>

(L-R) Vectrix Team (Germany) Orlikon Solar Racing Team (Switzerland) and Team Trev (Australia) pose in the more

(L-R) Vectrix Team (Germany) Orlikon Solar Racing Team (Switzerland) and Team Trev (Australia) pose in the flags alley before the start of the Zero Race in front of the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva August 16, 2010. Four Teams from three continents will take part on the longest and greenest race with their electric cars. The ZERO Race will cross Switzerland and then the vehicles will head for Brussels, Berlin, Vienna, Moscow and Shanghai from where the cars will then travel by ship to Vancouver and continue along the west coast of North America all the way to Cancun, Mexico, where they will be put on show at the United Nations Climate Conference. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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<p>Traditional dancers stand behind figurines at the inauguration of the Baltic Chain representation at the Mini-Europe site in Brussels August 23, 2009. The Mini-Europe park on Sunday hosted the event to commemorate 20 years since the 1989 formation of the "Baltic Way", a 600 km-long human chain which represented the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian struggle for independence from the then Soviet Union.    REUTERS/Sebastien Pirlet    </p>

Traditional dancers stand behind figurines at the inauguration of the Baltic Chain representation at the Mimore

Traditional dancers stand behind figurines at the inauguration of the Baltic Chain representation at the Mini-Europe site in Brussels August 23, 2009. The Mini-Europe park on Sunday hosted the event to commemorate 20 years since the 1989 formation of the "Baltic Way", a 600 km-long human chain which represented the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian struggle for independence from the then Soviet Union. REUTERS/Sebastien Pirlet

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<p>A gardener works at a greenhouse on the grounds of the Belgian royal family's residence of Laeken in Brussels April 14, 2010. Every year, the family opens its interlocking greenhouses with their wide array of flowers to the public for three weeks.      REUTERS/Francois Lenoir  </p>

A gardener works at a greenhouse on the grounds of the Belgian royal family's residence of Laeken in Brussemore

A gardener works at a greenhouse on the grounds of the Belgian royal family's residence of Laeken in Brussels April 14, 2010. Every year, the family opens its interlocking greenhouses with their wide array of flowers to the public for three weeks. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

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<p>Tourists walk in Brussels' Royal Galleries of Saint Hubert April 2, 2009.  REUTERS/Sebastien Pirlet  </p>

Tourists walk in Brussels' Royal Galleries of Saint Hubert April 2, 2009. REUTERS/Sebastien Pirlet

Tourists walk in Brussels' Royal Galleries of Saint Hubert April 2, 2009. REUTERS/Sebastien Pirlet

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<p>Belgian cooks toast at a event known as "Dinner in the Sky" as they are seated around tables that are lifted by a crane in front of the Atomium, a 102-metre (335 feet) tall structure and its nine spheres, built for the 1958 World Fair, in Brussels September 16, 2010. "Dinner in the Sky" is hosted at a table that accommodates 26 people around tables suspended at a height of 50 metres by a crane.  REUTERS/Yves Herman </p>

Belgian cooks toast at a event known as "Dinner in the Sky" as they are seated around tables that are liftemore

Belgian cooks toast at a event known as "Dinner in the Sky" as they are seated around tables that are lifted by a crane in front of the Atomium, a 102-metre (335 feet) tall structure and its nine spheres, built for the 1958 World Fair, in Brussels September 16, 2010. "Dinner in the Sky" is hosted at a table that accommodates 26 people around tables suspended at a height of 50 metres by a crane. REUTERS/Yves Herman

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<p>A worker cleans a barrel before filling it at a traditional Cantillon brewery in Brussels November 3, 2009. Lambic beer risked dying out a decade ago, but its survival and growth now seem assured despite being among the most awkward beers to make, store and market.    REUTERS/Yves Herman </p>

A worker cleans a barrel before filling it at a traditional Cantillon brewery in Brussels November 3, 2009.more

A worker cleans a barrel before filling it at a traditional Cantillon brewery in Brussels November 3, 2009. Lambic beer risked dying out a decade ago, but its survival and growth now seem assured despite being among the most awkward beers to make, store and market. REUTERS/Yves Herman

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<p>Firefighters spray foam over police officers during a protest at the Minister-President's office in Brussels March 25, 2011. Members of Brussels' fire brigade are demanding clearer rules with regards to nominations and promotions.  REUTERS/Yves Herman </p>

Firefighters spray foam over police officers during a protest at the Minister-President's office in Brusselmore

Firefighters spray foam over police officers during a protest at the Minister-President's office in Brussels March 25, 2011. Members of Brussels' fire brigade are demanding clearer rules with regards to nominations and promotions. REUTERS/Yves Herman

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<p>Members of the Meyboom brotherhood plant the Meyboom tree in central Brussels August 9, 2009. The Meyboom festival dates back 701 years and celebrates the 1213 victory of Brussels over the neighbouring city of Leuven in a battle over tax on beer. REUTERS/Yves Herman    </p>

Members of the Meyboom brotherhood plant the Meyboom tree in central Brussels August 9, 2009. The Meyboom fmore

Members of the Meyboom brotherhood plant the Meyboom tree in central Brussels August 9, 2009. The Meyboom festival dates back 701 years and celebrates the 1213 victory of Brussels over the neighbouring city of Leuven in a battle over tax on beer. REUTERS/Yves Herman

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<p>Men in angel costumes pose during the traditional "Gays and Lesbians Pride" rally in central Brussels May 27, 2006.     REUTERS/Francois Lenoir</p>

Men in angel costumes pose during the traditional "Gays and Lesbians Pride" rally in central Brussels May 2more

Men in angel costumes pose during the traditional "Gays and Lesbians Pride" rally in central Brussels May 27, 2006. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

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<p>A worker in the non-profit sector, which includes nurses and social workers, throws his shoes onto the steps of the stock exchange building, during a protest in Brussels March 29, 2011. The non-profit sector, numbering some 450,000 people, is complaining about the absence of a new working agreement, partly the result of Belgium lacking a fully fledged government.    REUTERS/Thierry Roge   </p>

A worker in the non-profit sector, which includes nurses and social workers, throws his shoes onto the stepmore

A worker in the non-profit sector, which includes nurses and social workers, throws his shoes onto the steps of the stock exchange building, during a protest in Brussels March 29, 2011. The non-profit sector, numbering some 450,000 people, is complaining about the absence of a new working agreement, partly the result of Belgium lacking a fully fledged government. REUTERS/Thierry Roge

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<p>View of a giant flower carpet at Brussels' Grand Place, August 12, 2010. The design required about 750,000 begonias to create, according to event organisers. REUTERS/Yves Herman </p>

View of a giant flower carpet at Brussels' Grand Place, August 12, 2010. The design required about 750,000 more

View of a giant flower carpet at Brussels' Grand Place, August 12, 2010. The design required about 750,000 begonias to create, according to event organisers. REUTERS/Yves Herman

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<p>Belgium's Queen Paola (L) and King Albert II (C) and Interior Minister Annemie Turtelboom (R) watch the traditional military parade on National Day in front of the Royal Palace in Brussels July 21, 2010. Belgium celebrates on Wednesday its National Day and its 180th anniversary of independence.   REUTERS/Yves Herman  </p>

Belgium's Queen Paola (L) and King Albert II (C) and Interior Minister Annemie Turtelboom (R) watch the tramore

Belgium's Queen Paola (L) and King Albert II (C) and Interior Minister Annemie Turtelboom (R) watch the traditional military parade on National Day in front of the Royal Palace in Brussels July 21, 2010. Belgium celebrates on Wednesday its National Day and its 180th anniversary of independence. REUTERS/Yves Herman

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<p>A visitor walks past one of the greenhouses on the grounds of the Belgian royal family's residence of Laeken in Brussels April 17, 2009.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir  </p>

A visitor walks past one of the greenhouses on the grounds of the Belgian royal family's residence of Laekemore

A visitor walks past one of the greenhouses on the grounds of the Belgian royal family's residence of Laeken in Brussels April 17, 2009. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

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