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Watch tulips bloom for the first time at London's Hampton Court Palace
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Under a Dutch government-approved pilot scheme, the world-famous Keukenhof garden opened its gates to let a few thousand people tiptoe through the 7 million tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and myriad other flowers.
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