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Passengers leave Brussels national airport in Zaventem, on the outskirts of the Belgium capital, on February 13, 2019, during a national general strike. – Belgian airspace was to be closed to all flights below 8,000 metres on February 13 as a national strike threatened to bring the European country to a standstill. (Photo by THIERRY ROGE / BELGA / AFP) / Belgium OUT

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