Brussels Attacks in Pictures: Charlie Hebdo Survivor Cartoon Is Among The Visual Tributes

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People display a solidarity banner in Brussels following bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. The banner reads "I am Brussels" in French and in Flemish languages. Charles Platiau/Reuters

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Corinne Rey, known by her pen name Coco, has dedicated a cartoon to the city of Brussels in the wake of the latest deadly attack on a European capital.

Coco watched Islamist gunmen kill 12 of her colleagues last January at the Parisian headquarters of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in what would be the first of several deadly attacks in France last year. Three blasts on Tuesday killed 31 people in the Belgian capital and in their honor Coco sent one of the country's biggest daily newspapers Le Soir her tribute.

The cartoon features Belgian security forces, sitting on turrets mounted to the Brussels landmark known as the Atomium. The caption reads "It's war" and the commander says "We will not give in."

Cartoonists from France and Belgium have posted their tributes to the victims, as the creators of Tintin, Asterix and Belgium's much loved Le Chat strip published Brussels-inspired sketches.

Another popular image that spread on social media quickly featured a cartoon of France mourning with Belgium.

Kevin de Bruyne, midfielder for Belgium's national football team was among those who changed their profile picture on Twitter to a heart-shaped mock up of the Belgian flag.

A similar image, urging people to pray for Brussels was also widely shared in the aftermath of the blasts.

Cities around the world paid tribute to the attacks on the first nights since the blasts on Tuesday. The attack resonated strongly in France, where 130 people were killed in mass attacks in November. Paris was one of the first cities to announce it would light up its landmark, the Eiffel Tower, in the colors of the Belgian flag on Tuesday.

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The Eiffel Tower is seen with the black, yellow and red colours of the Belgian flag in tribute to the victims of today's Brussels bomb attacks, in Paris, France, March 22, 2016. Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Lyon's center also projected the Belgian tricolore on the city's court house.

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The black, yellow, and red colors of the Belgian flag are projected on the courthouse in Lyon, France, in tribute to the victims of today's Brussels bomb attacks, March 22, 2016. Robert Pratta/Reuters

Berlin's Brandenburg Gate also donned the red, yellow and black for a night.

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People stand in front of the Brandenburg gate, which is illuminated in black, yellow and red in the colours of the Belgian flag in tribute to victims of Tuesday's attacks in Brussels, in Berlin, Germany, March 22, 2016. Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

In Italy, Rome's Trevi Fountain was the place for tributes.

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The black, yellow, and red colours of the Belgian flag are projected on the Trevi fountain in Rome, Italy, in tribute to the victims of today's Brussels bomb attacks March 22, 2016. Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

In London, the prime ministerial residence at 10 Downing Street flew the Belgian flag at half mast.

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The flag of Belgium flies at half mast alongside the Union Flag on the roof of 10 Downing Street after the Brussels attacks, in London, March 22, 2016. Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Mexico City's Senate building also lit up in Belgium's colors.

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The black, yellow and red colours of the Belgian flag are seen projected on the Senate building in tribute to the victims of the Brussels attacks, in Mexico City, Mexico March 22, 2016. Picture taken on March 22. Henry Romero/Reuters

While in the U.S. New York City's Empire State building darkened the lights, in mourning for the victims.

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The lights of the Empire State Building are darkened in honor of the victims of the Belgium attacks in Brussels, at the Manhattan borough in New York, March 22, 2016. Stephanie Keith/Reuters
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