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A French cartoonist’s moving tribute after the tragic Brussels attacks

Libby Nelson is Vox's policy editor, leading coverage of how government action and inaction shape American life. Libby has more than a decade of policy journalism experience, including at Inside Higher Ed and Politico. She joined Vox in 2014.

The terrorist attack that killed at least 26 people and wounded dozens in Brussels' airport and public transit system this morning is the second major attack in Western Europe in less than five months, after the deadly attacks in Paris in November.

And to mourn with Belgium, which borders France, the French newspaper Le Monde published an illustration this morning from the cartoonist Plantu that seems likely to become iconic:

The dates below the image, November 13 and March 22, are the dates of the terrorist attacks in Paris and Belgium.

People worldwide were tweeting the image, along with the hashtag #JeSuisBruxelles, or "I am Brussels," which echoes the tribute to yet another recent terrorist attack: the killings at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and at a kosher supermarket in January 2015.

President Obama comments on the terrorist attack in Brussels

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