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Alex, 42, carries his son Abel, 4, on his shoulder as they stand outside the Royal Palace in downtown Amsterdam Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Millions of Dutch people flocked to celebrations around the Netherlands Tuesday in honor of a once-in-a-generation milestone for the country's ruling House of Orange-Nassau: after a 33-year reign, Queen Beatrix abdicated in favor of her eldest son, Willem-Alexander. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Gallery: Royalty turn out for Netherlands new king

Apr. 30, 2013 @ 05:08 PM

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Millions of Dutch people dressed in orange flocked to celebrations around the Netherlands Tuesday in honor of a once-in-a-generation milestone for the country's ruling House of Orange-Nassau: after a 33-year reign, Queen Beatrix abdicated in favor of her eldest son, Willem-Alexander.

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