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Somber cartoon tributes pour in across social media following Nice attack

After a horrific truck attack in Nice on Thursday killed 84 people and injured dozens more, it's hard to find words that console.

So artists and cartoonists are turning to their medium of choice: pen, paint and ink to share their emotional tributes, and the images we're seeing on social media are more emotionally wrenching than possibly any words could be.

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#PrayForNice trends worldwide following terror attack in France

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Here are just a few:

("Non" means "no" in French, for those who weren't sure).

The attack took place when a truck drove into a crowd assembled to watch fireworks and celebrate France's Bastille Day. The day is often celebrated with planes flying in formation over the city, which this illustration used as a cue:

I don't pray, I don't #PrayForNice, #JeNeSuisPas. I make cartoons and feel helpless. Again and again. #Nice

A post shared by Ruben L. Oppenheimer (@rloppenheimer) on

Nice 🇫🇷❤️🙏🏻

A post shared by Soledad Bravi (@soledadbravi) on

Journalist Jeremy Vine juxtaposed a drawing by Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff, with the photo of its inspiration: a doll lying next to a child in a body bag:

Translated, this image (which refers to other terror attacks), reads: "I am Charlie, I am Paris, I am Orlando, I am Brussels, I am Instanbul, I am Nice, I am Baghdad, I am Bangladesh, I am exhausted."

Je suis vraiement désolé...

A post shared by Murat Selcuk (@mrtinstgrm) on

La baie des Anges+

A post shared by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (@jcdecastelbajac) on

Our hearts go out to the people of Nice, and all those touched and affected by sudden, senseless violence.

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Janet Shamlian: My family could have been in Nice terror attack

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