It’s often said that a picture can paint a thousand words, and while that sounds like a hackneyed cliche – it’s especially true on a day like today.
Yesterday, terrorists attempted to bring Paris to its knees with a series of ruthless attacks that killed more than 120 people across the city.
But these brilliant artworks have been created in the aftermath of the attack – and go far in proving that life will still go on in the face of unthinkable atrocities.
Here’s just a few of the pictures creatured by artists after yesterday’s heinous acts.
One of Paris’ most iconic structures combined with the peace logo for a message of hope.
A simple message by a former Charlie Hebdo cartoonist – ‘Those who love. Those who love life. In the end, it’s always them who win.’
From the same cartoonist – ‘That which is beautiful’, the motto of Paris.
‘Paris is our capital, we love music, drunkenness, joy.’
Rightly comparing the perpetrators to King Kong – a ruthless beast hell bent on destruction.
The simplest of messages, but especially effective when appearing from the mouths of resilient Parisians.
And finally, Paris will ALWAYS be defiant – and the rest of the world will stand with it.