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In pictures: the Brussels terror attack

Police patrol the EU commission building.
AP Photo/Martin Meissner
An officer protecting the EU today.
  • Cassie Werber
By Cassie Werber

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Brussels, the capital of Belgium and headquarters of the European Union, was hit by three coordinated terrorist bombings this morning (March 22). Suicide bombers struck the airport and a metro station close to EU buildings during the morning rush hour. By mid-morning, 26 people had been declared dead and the number of wounded had climbed to 136.

Here are some of the photos filtering in of the city’s devastation:

AP Photo/Peter Dejong
The blown out windows of Zaventem airport


AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert
People stand near Brussels airport after the attacks.
An unidentified person is treated outside the airport.
AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert
People emerge from Brussels airport.
EPA/Laurant Dubrule
Passengers and airport staff are evacuated from the terminal.
AP Photo/Virginia Mayo
Emergency services near a metro station in Brussels.
AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert
Reactions outside Brussels airport.
RTL via AP
Still from a television image showing the aftermath of the airport bombing.
AP Photo
Federica Mogherini, European Union foreign policy chief, reacts to news on the Brussels attacks.

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