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Dutch Princess Beatrix, left, gives to her son, King Willem-Alexander, the Act of Abdication which she signed to end her reign as Monarch in the Mozeszaal or Mozes hall of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tuesday April 30, 2013. Around a million people are expected to descend on the Dutch capital for a huge street party to celebrate the first new Dutch monarch in 33 years. (AP Photo/Jerry Lampen, pool)

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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