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Sculpture marking terror attacks goes up in Brussels near EU

Associated Press logo Associated Press 3/13/2017
In this photo taken on Sunday, March 12, 2017, a hammer sits atop part of a sculpture of Belgian artist Jean-Henri Compere at his studio in Florenville, Belgium. The sculpture, which commemorates the Brussels attacks of March 22, 2016. as well as other European attacks, will be installed in the EU quarter of Brussels. It is titled 'Wounded but still standing in front of the inconceivable'. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) © The Associated Press In this photo taken on Sunday, March 12, 2017, a hammer sits atop part of a sculpture of Belgian artist Jean-Henri Compere at his studio in Florenville, Belgium. The sculpture, which commemorates the Brussels attacks of March 22, 2016. as well as other European attacks, will be installed in the EU quarter of Brussels. It is titled 'Wounded but still standing in front of the inconceivable'. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

BRUSSELS (AP) — An artist has installed a memorial metal sculpture near the European Union headquarters to mark the recent terror attacks in Europe and Africa and will unveil it on the first anniversary of the March 22 Brussels attacks.

Belgian artist Jean-Henri Compere, center left, overseas the installation of his his new sculpture in the EU quarter of Brussels on Monday, March 13, 2017. The sculpture, commemorates the Brussels attacks of March 22, 2016, as well as other European attacks. Titled 'Wounded but still standing in front of the inconceivable', it will be unveiled during a ceremony on March 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) © The Associated Press Belgian artist Jean-Henri Compere, center left, overseas the installation of his his new sculpture in the EU quarter of Brussels on Monday, March 13, 2017. The sculpture, commemorates the Brussels attacks of March 22, 2016, as well as other European attacks. Titled 'Wounded but still standing in front of the inconceivable', it will be unveiled during a ceremony on March 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

The sculpture by Belgian artist Jean-Henri Compere, titled "Wounded But Still Standing in Front of the Inconceivable," was constructed from a pair of steel slabs raised skyward in an expression of hope.

In this photo taken on Sunday, March 12, 2017, Belgian artist Jean-Henri Compere poses on his sculpture at his studio in Florenville, Belgium. The sculpture, which commemorates the Brussels attacks of March 22, 2016. as well as other European attacks, will be installed in the EU quarter of Brussels. It is titled 'Wounded but still standing in front of the inconceivable'. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) © The Associated Press In this photo taken on Sunday, March 12, 2017, Belgian artist Jean-Henri Compere poses on his sculpture at his studio in Florenville, Belgium. The sculpture, which commemorates the Brussels attacks of March 22, 2016. as well as other European attacks, will be installed in the EU quarter of Brussels. It is titled 'Wounded but still standing in front of the inconceivable'. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

On March 22, 2016, 32 people were killed in separate attacks on the Brussels airport and subway.

In this photo taken on Sunday, March 12, 2017, Belgian artist Jean-Henri Compere poses next to his sculpture at his studio in Florenville, Belgium. The sculpture, which commemorates the Brussels attacks of March 22, 2016. as well as other European attacks, will be installed in the EU quarter of Brussels. It is titled 'Wounded but still standing in front of the inconceivable'. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) © The Associated Press In this photo taken on Sunday, March 12, 2017, Belgian artist Jean-Henri Compere poses next to his sculpture at his studio in Florenville, Belgium. The sculpture, which commemorates the Brussels attacks of March 22, 2016. as well as other European attacks, will be installed in the EU quarter of Brussels. It is titled 'Wounded but still standing in front of the inconceivable'. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Compere's work seeks to honor the victims of other mass attacks that have shaken Europe and Africa, including the ones in Paris and Nice, France; Bamako, Mali and Sousse, Tunisia during the past two years.

Belgian artist Jean-Henri Compere, center, overseas the installation of his his new sculpture in the EU quarter of Brussels on Monday, March 13, 2017. The sculpture, commemorates the Brussels attacks of March 22, 2016, as well as other European attacks. Titled 'Wounded but still standing in front of the inconceivable', it will be unveiled during a ceremony on March 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) © The Associated Press Belgian artist Jean-Henri Compere, center, overseas the installation of his his new sculpture in the EU quarter of Brussels on Monday, March 13, 2017. The sculpture, commemorates the Brussels attacks of March 22, 2016, as well as other European attacks. Titled 'Wounded but still standing in front of the inconceivable', it will be unveiled during a ceremony on March 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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