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Giant panda Xing Hui arrives at Brussels airport

Giant panda Xing Hui arrives at Brussels airport February 23, 2014. A pair of giant pandas arrived in Belgium on Sunday on lease from a breeding centre in southwest China's Sichuan Province. Male panda Xing Hui, and female Hao Hao, both four years old, are bound for Belgium's Pairi Daiza Zoo. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule (BELGIUM - Tags: TRANSPORT ANIMALS POLITICS SOCIETY)

Giant pandas get a celebrity welcome in Belgium

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Two giant pandas arrived in Belgium on a 15-year loan on Sunday, and they got the kind of welcome usually reserved for visiting dignitaries or celebrities.

The male and female pair, Xing Hui and Hao Hao, showed no signs of stress from a journey of more than 12 hours as their transparent boxes were unloaded at Brussels Airport to cheers from school children. The pandas will live at Pairi Daiza, a wildlife park about 50 km (30 miles) southwest of Brussels. (Reuters)

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