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People are sharing this poignant cartoon to show solidarity with the people of Brussels

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French newspaper Le Monde published a powerful cartoon on Tuesday morning to show support for the people of Brussels following terror attacks in the city.

The Belgian capital has been hit by three explosions - described as "terrorist attacks" by authorities - which have killed up to 21 people.

Following last year's events, in which Paris was hit by two major terror attacks, the city knows well the pain Brussels is suffering...

The illustration, by French cartoonist Plantu, shows the flag of France as a crying person, comforting a weeping flag of Belgium.

Written underneath is 13 November, the date of the 2015 Paris attacks that left 130 people killed in the Stade de France and the Bataclan theatre, and 22 March, marking Tuesday's tragedy.

The people of France have been especially active in expressing their support for Brussels:

People have been tweeting the hashtag #JeSuisBruxelles

And tweeting the Belgian flag emoji

The Twitter account for the city of Paris changed its profile picture and said the Eiffel Tower would be illuminated in the colours of the Belgian flag on Tuesday night

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Other people have been sharing this image of the iconic Manneken Pis - a famous statuette in Brussels - as a symbol of defiance:

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As well as this Burger King advert:



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