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By Lauren Prince

Within hours of the attacks in Brussels Tuesday morning, artists posted images on social media to express solidarity with the people of Belgium.

The tragedy in Brussels was not the first time that artists have been inspired to use social media to spread imagery showing solidarity. Last October after the attacks in Paris, artists showed solidarity with Parisians through a variety of pictures that became symbols for peace in the aftermath of the tragedy.

After the attack on the headquarters for French magazine Charlie Hebdo, images with profound political implications circulated on social media.

Another artist depicted well-known French cartoon 'Asterix' in mourning after the attack. The artist behind the famous cartoons, Albert Uderzo, came out of retirement temporarily to pay tribute to Charlie Hebdo.

The Asterix artists posted another cartoon Tuesday following the explosions in Brussels.

Emmanuelle Saliba, Euronews contributed.