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#JeSuisBruxelles: Crying Tintin, Cartoons Pay Tribute To Victims Of Brussels Attacks

03/22/2016 10:24 EDT | Updated 03/22/2016 10:59 EDT

One of Europe's most beloved cartoon characters is being shared on social media in wake of attacks that rocked Brussels Tuesday.

Two explosions at Brussels' Zaventem airport and another at a subway station near the European Union headquarters in Belgium left at least 26 dead and over 130 injured. At least one of the explosions at the airport was likely caused by a suicide bomber.

Many are sharing images of a crying Tintin, the young reporter and adventurer created by Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi, as an expression of solidarity, using the hashtag #JeSuisBruxelles or #JeSuisBelge.

#JeSuisBruxelles

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#JeSuisBruxelles

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STOP!!! #prayforbruxelles #brussels #jesuisbruxelles #jesuissickofthisshit

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French newspaper Le Monde also shared an image from cartoonist Plantu, expressing its support to Belgium.

13 novembre - 22 mars. L'hommage de Plantu #Bruxelles #Brussels >> http://bit.ly/1T4VUDq <<

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