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Belgium marks its birthday

Belgium marks its birthday
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As the latest in a series of political crisis hits Belgium the people on the streets have been celebrating the country’s 178th birthday. On the eve of the National party the country’s King Albert II called on the country to invent new ways of living together.

Supporters of a unified country signed a book in the capital Brussels: “I still believe in them I still believe in Belgium and with a little bit of good will I think we’ll get there,” one woman said. “An authority in a pyramid shape doesn’t exist for us some believe the federalists should be at the summit of it,” added one man.

However it will take more than a political crisis to stop a land praised for its beer the world over.