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Belgium: When 750,000 begonia flowers come to Brussels' main square
Belgium: When 750,000 begonia flowers come to Brussels' main square

Every August a huge flower carpet as intricate as a stitched tapestry takes over the Grand Place in Brussels. This year hundreds of thousands of begonia flowers -- it's never any other kind -- in deep pinks and reds will be used to create the geometric patterns found in a Turkish kilim. The theme is a nod to the culture of the 220,000 Turks who began coming to Brussels 50 years ago under an immigration pact. The 2014 Brussels Flowercarpet, as the event now in its 19th year is called, will re-create an Anatolian carpet with 750,000 flowers that cover almost 20,000 square feet in front of City Hall. How do they do it? About 120 volunteers spend seven hours placing live cut flowers...

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