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Scenes from the Brussels attacks

Smoke billows from the Zaventem Airport after a controlled explosion in Brussels, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Bombs struck the Brussels airport and one of the city's metro stations Tuesday, killing and wounding dozens of people, as a European capital was again locked down amid heightened security threats.

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Scenes from the Brussels attacks

A series of deadly explosions rocked Belgium's capital Tuesday, targeting the main airport of Zaventem and the city's metro system.

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel told a news conference that terrorists had committed murder, labeling it a cowardly attack and said it was a black day for the country.

CNBC has put together a series of pictures, from within Brussels and around the world, depicting reactions to the horror.

—By CNBC's Matt Clinch

First published March 22, 2016.

Michel Spingler | AP