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

In pictures: the Brussels terror attack

Cassie Werber
By Cassie Werber


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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