US ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman, right, Brussels mayor Freddy Thielemans, front, carries the 'Meyboom', a freshly chopped tree, during an annual folk law event at the Grand Place in Brussels, ... more 
US ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman, right, Brussels mayor Freddy Thielemans, front, carries the 'Meyboom', a freshly chopped tree, during an annual folk law event at the Grand Place in Brussels, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011. The history of the 'Meyboom' can be traced back to 1213, when Brussels inhabitants had to plant a tree before 5 pm every year on August 9, otherwise the privilege of planting the tree would go to a neighboring town. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Yves Logghe
Tue, Aug 9, 2011 11:18 AM EDT