Monuments around Europe have been lit up in the colours of the Belgian flag
The people of Brussels have been standing in solidarity this evening after 34 people were killed and dozens more wounded in a series of explosions at an airport and Metro station.
Across the Belgian capital today, taxi drivers turned off their meters and citizens opened their doors to each other to offer a safe haven while the Brussels authorities locked down the city.
Crowds gathered at Place de la Bourse in the center of Brussels, where a memorial quickly sprung up in the aftermath of the attacks.
While some left flowers, others used chalk to write emotional messages and tributes:
In France, the Eiffel tower lit up on Tuesday evening in the colours of the Belgian flag, as a gesture of solidarity with the country in the wake of the attacks.
Elsewhere, other monuments around the world have followed suit, including the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and the Trevi Fountain in Rome.