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Weeding out off-color tulips is routine though there was a time when farmers' fortunes crashed due to a "mosaic disease" that wiped out entire tulip fields. The disease has almost been completely eradicated today.

Europe celebrates springtime with tulips

8 May 2012

Spring is here. The world says it with flowers but Europe says it with carpets of tulips. PHOTOS: GETTY IMAGES