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A day without cars in Brussels

2010-09-20 06:27:57 GMT2010-09-20 14:27:57 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Cyclists pass by a tram in downtown Brussels, Sept 19, 2010. A car-free day activity was held in Brussels on Sunday to advocate environmental-friendly transportation and encourage people to use public transit. Private cars were forbidden on the road and public vehicles were free from 9 am to 7 pm on that day. [Photo/Xinhua]

A man covers a car with a hood imprinted with the slogan of the car-free day, meaning ā€œIā€™m on holiday today.ā€ [Photo/Xinhua]

The barriers at the entrance to a subway platform are open at no charge, Sept 19, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

Two cyclists pass an empty street in Brussels, Sept 19, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

Local residents pass by a leased bicycle stand, Sept 19, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

Cyclists pass by a tram in downtown Brussels, Sept 19, 2010. A car-free day activity was held in Brussels on Sunday to advocate environmental-friendly transportation and encourage people to use public transit. Private cars were forbidden on the road and public vehicles were free from 9 am to 7 pm on that day.

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