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Children run through fields of blossoming tulipsnear Noordwijk (Credit: AP)

Children run through fields of blossoming tulipsnear Noordwijk in the western Netherlands. (April 22, 2012)

Holland blooms with tulips

Holland is the world's main producer of commercially sold tulip plants, producing as many as 3 billion bulbs annually. About two thirds of these are for export.

Children run through fields of blossoming tulipsnear Noordwijk
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Children run through fields of blossoming tulipsnear Noordwijk in the western Netherlands. (April 22, 2012)

Tourists walk through fields of blooming tulips outside
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Tourists walk through fields of blooming tulips outside Lisse, near Amsterdam. (April 8, 2012)

A classic car taking part in a rally
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A classic car taking part in a rally passes fields of blossoming tulips near Noordwijk in the western Netherlands. (April 22, 2012)

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A child sits among tulips near Keukenhof, Lisse,
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A child sits among tulips near Keukenhof, Lisse, about 19 miles from Amsterdam. (April 8, 2012)

A man yawns as he passes wooden tulips
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A man yawns as he passes wooden tulips at a souvenir shop in Lisse, near Amsterdam. (April 8, 2012)

Tourists park their cars to take picture of
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Tourists park their cars to take picture of fields of blossoming tulips and hyacinths near Noordwijk, in the western Netherlands. (April 22, 2012)

Tourists admire fields of blossoming tulips near Noordwijk,
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Tourists admire fields of blossoming tulips near Noordwijk, in the western Netherlands. (April 22, 2012)

A child runs through fields of blossoming tulips
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A child runs through fields of blossoming tulips near Noordwijk, in the western Netherlands. (April 22, 2012)

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Blooming tulips reflect in the glass of green
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Blooming tulips reflect in the glass of green houses near Noordwijk, in the western Netherlands,. (April 22, 2012)

Fields of blossoming tulips near Noordwijk, in the
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Fields of blossoming tulips near Noordwijk, in the western Netherlands. (April 22, 2012)

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