Extraordinary NATO summit on Ukraine situation in Brussels

epa09845914 (L-R) US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron talk during a family picture for an extraordinary NATO Summit at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 24 March 2022. NATO leaders will address the consequences of Russian President Putin's invasion of Ukraine, discuss the role of China in this crisis, and decide on the next steps to strengthen NATO's deterrence and defence. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Ukrainian refugees in Belgium

epa09824552 People who fled Ukraine to Belgium after Russia's invasion of Ukraine line up outside an immigration office in Brussels, Belgium, 14 March 2022. The first temporary reception center for people who fled Ukraine has been closed due to the too low reception capacity and a new center with double capacity has opened at Palais 8 on the Heyzel plateau. According to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) figures, more than 2.8 million Ukrainians have fled their country since Russia began its military invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Heavy traffic in downtown Brussels

epa08081163 Cars queue in the morning traffic on the 'Rue de la Loi', or 'Wetstraat', in the European district in central Brussels, Belgium, 19 December 2019. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Club Brugge vs Real Madrid

epa08063444 Luca Jovic of Real Madrid (L) and Brandon Mechele of Club Brugge in action during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Club Brugge and Real Madrid in Bruges, Belgium, 11 December 2019. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Flooding aftermath in Belgium

epaselect epa09362387 A view of damaged cars in Pepinster, Belgium, 24 July 2021. Heavy rains caused widespread damage and flooding in parts of Belgium and across central Europe in the night of 14/15 July. Dozens have died and many remain unaccounted for. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Flooding aftermath in Belgium

epa09353477 A local reacts amid the rubble in Pepinster, Belgium, 19 July 2021. Heavy rains have caused widespread damage and flooding in parts of Belgium and across central Europe in the night of 14/15 July. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Aftermath of flooding in Belgium

epa09348019 Residents inspect the destruction after heavy rains had caused severe flooding in Ensival, Verviers, Belgium, 16 July 2021. Heavy rains have caused widespread damage and flooding in parts of Belgium. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Flooding in Belgium

epa09345665 People wade through the water as flooding affects the area after heavy rains in Ensival, Verviers, Belgium, 15 July 2021. Heavy rains have caused widespread damage and flooding in parts of Belgium. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Club Brugge KV vs Atletico Madrid

epa07224491 Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid in action during the UEFA Champions League soccer match between Club Brugge KV and Atletico Madrid at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Bruges, Belgium, 11 December 2018. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

NATO Summit in Brussels

epaselect epa09269753 US President Joe Biden takes off his face mask he meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (not pictured) during a NATO summit at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 14 June 2021. The 30-nation alliance hopes to reaffirm its unity and discuss increasingly tense relations with China and Russia, as the organization pulls its troops out after 18 years in Afghanistan. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ / POOL

Hunger strike among undocumented people

epa09241396 A member of the Belgian Red Cross attends to an undocumented person who went on hunger strike at a church in the center of Brussels, Belgium, 01 June 2021. A group of undocumented people who occupied a church in the center of Brussels since February began a hunger strike since 23 May to make politicians react to the situation of the undocumented people. Their goal is to obtain the regularization of their papers in order to be able to work legally in Belgium. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Asia-Europe Meeting in Brussels

epaselect epa07103676 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrive for the 12th Asem, Asia-Europe Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, 19 October 2018. Heads of state and governments from 51 European and Asian countries will discuss on the theme 'Europe and Asia: global partners for global challenges'. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

EuroVolley Men 2019

epa07847351 Augusto Renato Colito (front) of Spain in action against Serbian players (L-R) Nikola Jovovic, Marko Podrascanin, and Nemanja Petric during the EuroVolley Men 2019 group B match between Spain and Serbia in Antwerp, Belgium, 16 September 2019. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

EU leaders summit in Brussels

epa08557681 European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen (L) and European Council President Charles Michel (R) give a elbow shot at the end of a news conference following a four day European summit at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium, 21 July 2020. European Union nations leaders meet face-to-face for a fourth day to discuss plans to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and a new long-term EU budget. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ / POOL

Pairi Daiza animal park in Brugelette

epa06920510 An ostrich in its outdoor enclosure of the Pairi Daiza animal park in Brugelette, Belgium, 31 July 2018. The animals seek maximum freshness as the heat wave continues across Europe. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Students protest against isolation and precariousness

epaselect epa09029617 Students gather to protest against isolation and precariousness at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium, 22 February 2021. The students are asking, among other things, for the reopening of audiences, the resumption of extra-curricular activities, the resumption of sport, free psychological support, or a COVID-19 grant. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Belgium Coronavrius re-opening of restaurants

epa08472875 Customers take advantage of the terrace of the bar/restaurant 'Le Belga', as the HORECA sector reopens in Brussels, Belgium, 08 June 2020. Business owners report low turn outs of customers as restaurants and Cafés in Belgium reopen their businesses following Coronavirus outbreak lockdown. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Demonstration on the side of EU Energy ministers council meeting in Brussels

epaselect epa06396858 An actor has her face painted in the colors of the European Union flag as she joins a joint protest action titled 'EU At the Energy Crossroads' of 'Climate Action Network Europe', 'Friends of the Earth Europe', 'Greenpeace' and 'World Wildlife Fund' (WWF) to highlight the decision on Clean Energy laws facing European governments, on the sidelines of an EU Transport, Telecommunications and Energy (TTE) ministers council meeting, in front of the European Council in Brussels, Belgium, 18 December 2017. EU Energy Ministers are expected to finalize their position on the 'Clean Energy Package' of legislative proposals that will guide energy policy all across Europe for the next decade. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Rest home visit in Brussels during COVID-19 crisis

epa08443411 Mariette, a resident of the Christalain residence has makeup done by caregivers before the arrival of her daughter Patricia for a visit at Residence Christalain in Brussels, Belgium, 25 Mai 2020. Visits to the interior of the rest home are permitted since May 11, 2020. There are still rest and care homes that do not accept any visits to the interior of the residence. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

EU leaders meet for the second day of European Council summit

epaselect epa06849357 French President Emmanuel Macron (2-R) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hold hands watched by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (R) at the start of the second day of an European Council summit in Brussels, Belgium, 29 June 2018. EU countries' leaders meet on 28 and 29 June for a summit to discuss migration in general, the installation of asylum-seeker processing centers in northern Africa, and other security- and economy-related topics including Brexit. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

High-level conference on cultural heritage in Europe

epaselect epa06841365 European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker attends a High-level conference on cultural heritage in Europe at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, 26 June 2018. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Protests following death of young man an hour after his arrest

epa08935324 Protesters riot during a protest in demand for justice in the case of Ibrahim, 23, who died on 09 January, in Brussels, Belgium, 13 January 2021. The Brussels public prosecutor's office on 13 January requested the appointment of an investigating judge to continue the investigation which was opened on 11 January. The 23-year-old man died on 09 January in a hospital where he brought to by police around one hour after his arrest in Brussels North police zone. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Belgium feature FIFA World Cup 2018

epa06819349 Belgian soccer fans at the public viewing celebrate as their team scoring the second goal of the FIFA World Cup 2018 group G preliminary round match between Belgium and Panama, Brussels, Belgium, 18 June 2018. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

COVID-19 patient being cared for at Iris Sud hospital in Brussels

epa08392183 A COVID-19 patient is cared for by the nursing staff in order to perform a lung scan at the Etterbeek-Ixelles site of the Iris Sud Hospitals in Brussels, Belgium, 29 April 2020. Countries worldwide increased their measures to prevent the widespread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which causes the COVID-19 disease while crucial businesses like grocery stores, pharmacies, public transportation and health services are still open. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

COVID-19 outbreak in Belgium

epa08367075 Armand, a municipal worker, prepares for a funeral service in Verrewinkel Cemetery in Uccle, Brussels, Belgium, 16 April 2020. Municipal workers must work in a restricted team. Only five people can work in the cemetery at a time. The pace of work has increased threefold since the start of COVID-19. Countries worldwide increased their measures to prevent the widespread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which causes the COVID-19 disease while crucial businesses like grocery stores, pharmacies, public transportation and health services are still open. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

COVID-19 outbreak in Belgium

epa08366961 An employee of the Crematorium aligns the coffins in the furnace room before the burning of the caskets of the deceased at Brussels Inter-municipal Crematorium in Brussels, Belgium, 16 April 2020. A total of 41 cremations take place per day since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. 29 cremations are preceded by a ceremony and 12 without ceremony. Relatives of the deceased await the end of the health crisis to be able to perform a ceremony as they wish. Usually 17 ceremonies take place on average per day. Before COVID-19 the ceremonies lasted on average 22 minutes with 26 people. Currently ceremonies can last a maximum of 15 minutes and only 15 people maximum are allowed in the ceremony room while respecting the rules of social distancing. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

COVID-19 outbreak in Belgium

epa08366925 An employee of the Crematorium is seen in the furnace room at the time of the burning of the casket of a deceased at Brussels Inter-municipal Crematorium in Brussels, Belgium, 16 April 2020. A total of 41 cremations take place per day since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. 29 cremations are preceded by a ceremony and 12 without ceremony. Relatives of the deceased await the end of the health crisis to be able to perform a ceremony as they wish. Usually 17 ceremonies take place on average per day. Before COVID-19 the ceremonies lasted on average 22 minutes with 26 people. Currently ceremonies can last a maximum of 15 minutes and only 15 people maximum are allowed in the ceremony room while respecting the rules of social distancing. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET

RSC Anderlecht vs Paris Saint-Germain

epaselect epa06274393 Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar (C) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 3-0 lead during the UEFA Champions League group B soccer match between RSC Anderlecht and Paris Saint-Germain at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in Anderlecht, near Brussels, Belgium, 18 October 2017. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Palestinian Lives Matter Monument in front of the EU Council

epaselect epa06768148 A view of the Place Jean Rey in front of the EU Council covered by 4,500 empty pairs of shoes to memorialize every person killed in the Israel over the last decade, in Brussels, Belgium, 28 May 2018. The installation greeted European Foreign Ministers as they entered a one day meeting to discuss the ongoing Gaza crisis and other international topics. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Funeral home during coronavirus crisis

epa08348896 Employees put the body of a COVID-19 victim into a coffin at the 'Lefevre' funeral home in Brussels, Belgium, 07 April 2020. Management of 'Lefevre' have recorded an increase in deaths of about 100 percent since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Usually, about 20 deceased are cared for per month. On the weekend of April 4, 'Lefevre' undertakers attended to the funeral of 13 people who died of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

COVID-19 outbreak in Belgium

epa08341502 Coffins of COVID-19 victims are marked with a 'Biohazard' warning sign as they are placed next to each other at the 'Pompes Funebres Fontaine' funeral service company in Gilly, Belgium, 03 April 2020. Belgium according to a report of the World Health Organization (WHO) had 13,964 total confirmed cases and 828 deaths in total (as of 02 April 2020) from the the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which causes the COVID-19 disease. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

King and Queen of Belgium visit shrimp fishermen in Oostduinkerke

epaselect epa06199806 A fisherman participates in the traditional shrimp fishing in Oostduinkerke, Belgium, 12 September 2017. The king and queen visited the brotherhood 'Orde van de Paardevissers' on occasion of the 50th anniversary of the organization. Fishing is done by using a Brabancon draft horse and hoods in order to collect the shrimp. The fishing in itself can last up to three hours but the entire process takes up to hours hours. One kilo of hand-pickled shrimp currently costs 90 euros. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Europe Climate Strike in Brussels

epa08274639 Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (C) takes part in the 'Europe Climate Strike' rally in Brussels, Belgium, 06 March 2020. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Gent-Wevelgem one day cycling race

epa07476652 Norwegian rider Alexander Kristoff of the UAE Team Emirates celebrates on the podium after winning the 81st edition of the Gent-Wevelgem one day cycling race over 249km from Deinze to Wevelgem, Belgium, 31 March 2019. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Youth For Climate demonstration in Brussels

epaselect epa08200459 Penguins made of ice during a student strike action organized by 'Youth For Climate', urging pupils to skip classes to protest against a lack of climate awareness, in Brussels, Belgium, 07 February 2020. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Centenary of Passchendaele Commemorations

epaselect epa06118745 Royal Marin Buglers play trumpets at the Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery as part of the Centenary of Passchendaele – The Third Battle of Ypres, in Zonnebeke, Belgium, 31 July 2017. The Battle of Passchendaele or the Third Battle of Ypres, a campaign of the First World War, took place from July to November 1917, with an estimated 245,000 allied and 215,000 German casualties (dead, wounded or missing). EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

'Brussels Calling' Event in Brussels city center

epa08179751 Buildings on Grand Place is lit with Union Jack flag colors in Brussels, Belgium, 30 January 2020. The city of Brussels is organizing the 'Brussels Calling' event to underline its long friendship with the British. The UK will leave the EU on 31 January 2020. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ (RESEND)

Presentation of Queen Elisabeth Competition Prize

epa06013406 Queen Mathilde of Belgium attends the presentation of the Queen Elisabeth Competition Prize at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Waterloo, Belgium, 06 June 2017. This year, the Queen Elisabeth Competition was devoted to the cello. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

British Prime Minister Theresa May visits EU Institutions over Brexit

epaselect epa07349601 British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) is welcomed by European commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) ahead to a meeting on Brexit in Brussels, Belgium, 07 February 2019. May is in Brussels to discuss Brexit and related issues. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Belgium Formula One Grand Prix

epaselect epa05513087 British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG GP in action during the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps race track near Francorchamps, Belgium, 28 August 2016. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Carnival of Binche costume manufacturer

epaselect epa06440844 Artisan Karl Kersten adjusts a hat covered with ostrich feathers worn by the 'Gilles of Binche' performers ahead of the Carnival of Binche, in Binche, Belgium, 15 January 2018. The carnival, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage event, is one of the biggest and the most popular events in Belgium. It will end with a parade of the 'Gilles of Binche' on 13 February 2018. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Migrants in The Jungle in Calais

epa05080902 A refugee girl plays with bubbles in the refugee camp during Christmas Day in the camp called 'The Jungle' in the port of Calais, France, 25 December 2015. Part of Calais migrant camp are Christians and celebrate Christmas. Currently the camp in Calais is housing around 1500 migrants who are looking to cross the English Channel to Britain. Among the migrants of the 'Jungle' are refugees and asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Darfur, Syria, Iraq and Eritrea. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Elvis Presley collector in Brussels

epa05902657 Marie-Rose Trogh, 71 years old, is surrounded by her collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia in Brussels, Belgium, 11 April 2017. Trogh has been collecting Elvis Presley items since 1977, the year the US singer and actor died. She stopped counting her collection after 10,000 pieces. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Belgium security raised

epaselect epa05037202 Police officer and soldiers on security duty inside Galerie de la Reine following the terror alert level being elevated to 4/4, in Brussels, Belgium, 22 November 2015. Belgium raised the alert status to maximum because of a 'serious and imminent' threat of an attack. The Metro line remains closed and all Belgian league one and two soccer matches have been cancelled. The Belgian government said it had concrete evidence of a planned terrorist attack that would have employed weapons and explosives. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Blooming hyacinths in Halle's Woods

epaselect epa05267444 A view of the woods in Halle and its famous hyacinths, Halle, near Brussels, Belgium, 19 April 2016. Halle's Woodlands are known for its hyacinths which are in bloom from mid-April to early May. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in Brussels

epaselect epa05534838 The Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, gestures as he speaks during a conference on Individual commitment and collective responsibility at Palais 12 in Brussels, Belgium, 11 September 2016. More than 10,000 people attended the conference. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Carnival of Binche

epa05820252 Festival participants known as Gilles wear traditional costumes during Carnival celebrations in the streets of Binche, Belgium, 28 February 2017. The Carnival de Binche is a popular historical cultural event that was named a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2003. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

EMB protest in Brussels

epaselect epa05744185 European Milk board (EMB) representatives spray milk powder in front of the EU Council headquarters, during an EU Agriculture Ministers Council meeting in Brussels, Belgium, 23 January 2017. The EMB complains that the milk market is stuck in a crisis as the sale of milk powder from the EU intervention stocks puts the market under pressure. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Migrants in The Jungle in Calais the day before Christmas

epaselect epa05080879 A refugee prays at the camp's church in the refugee camp during Christmas Day in the camp called 'The Jungle' in the port of Calais, France, 25 December 2015. Part of Calais migrant camp are Christians and celebrate Christmas. Currently the camp in Calais is housing around 1500 migrants who are looking to cross the English Channel to Britain. Among the migrants of the 'Jungle' are refugees and asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Darfur, Syria, Iraq and Eritrea. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Demonstration of Pegida against the arrival of refugees in Europe

epaselect epa05094370 Supporters of anti-immigrant Pegida (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the Occident) movement carrying flags with a variant of the Flanders flag used by the Flemish Movement, insult an Arab woman who was just at the window to watch the rally during a protest against the arrival of refugees in Europe, in Antwerp, Belgium, 09 January 2016. They are protesting against an alleged Islamisation of Europe which they think is happening due to migration, and against an alleged asylum abuse. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

World War I Centenary Christmas Truce Reenactment

epa04537075 A man dressed up as a German soldier holds a can with drinks in a trench during a re-enactment of the so-called Christmas Truce in Warneton, Belgium, 21 December 2014. The Christmas Truce was a brief unofficial cease-fire in World War I that took place around Christmas time 1914 between German and British troops. The year 2014 sees the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI, or the Great War, which according to official statistics cost more than 37 million military and civilian casualties between 1914 and 1918. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Made in Asia fair in Brussels

epa09513550 A cosplayer attends the Made in Asia trade fair at Brussels Expo, in Brussels, Belgium, 08 October 2021. The fair dedicated to Asian culture offers displays of food, video games, costumes, cosplay, among others, and runs from 08 to 10 October 2021. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ
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