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Smurfs turn 50

The Smurfs are turning 50 years old. The likable blue cartoon characters were created by a Belgian artist in 1958. Anchor Marco Werman has more on celebrations this year to mark the anniversary.

Arts, Culture & Media

Going vegetarian in Ghent

The city council of Ghent in Belgium has declared every Thursday to be a "veggie day." Starting today, every restaurant in the Belgian city has to offer customers at least one vegetarian dish on Thursdays. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Koen Lefever, the chef at one of Ghent's top restaurants.

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Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the birthplace of surrealist painter Rene Magritte. The answer is the city of Lessines, in the province of Hainaut in Belgium.

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Geo answer

The poem "In Flanders Fields" was written by a Canadian military surgeon during World War One. Flanders Fields is the answer to our Geo Quiz. We speak with Piet Chielens, a curator at the In Flanders Fields Museum in Belgium.