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A Crowd Gathered In Central Brussels Performed A Heartbreaking Rendition Of "Imagine"

People had gathered to pay their respects to the victims of Tuesday's attacks.

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A group of people gathered at a memorial for victims of the Brussels attacks performed an impromptu version of John Lennon's "Imagine."

Crowd in central #Brussels sings impromptu rendition of Imagine in show of solidarity last night via @Tom_PughPA

The crowd had gathered in Brussels' Place de la Bourse to pay their respects. A small group formed a circle and sang to a quiet backing track.

LIVE op #Periscope: Imagine all the people #Brussels

Earlier in the day people had covered the square in chalk graffiti, sending messages of peace to the world.

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The bell tower at the University of Leuven's library also played the song.

Hope must survive. That’s why the University Library carillon played John Lennon’s Imagine tonight. #Brussels

Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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