Photos show the aftermath of the Istanbul airport bombing

At least 31 people died after three suicide bombers blew themselves up at an airport in Istanbul on Tuesday night.

Istanbul Ataturk is the biggest airport in Turkey and the 11th busiest in the world.

The attackers apparently detonated the explosives at the security check-in at the entrance to the airport’s international terminal as they exchanged gunfire with the police.

The airport is closed until at least 8 p.m. local time on Wednesday. The scene around the airport has become chaos as authorities attempt to direct traffic in the area. Travelers are stranded outside as they arrange transportation away from the carnage.

Below are some photos from the scene.

Travelers were stranded outside after the explosions:

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People leaving Turkey’s largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, after a blast on Tuesday night.
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REUTERS/Osman Orsal

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REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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Armed authorities helped direct people out of the airport and guarded the scene:

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An armed security man escorting people from a parking lot at Istanbul Ataturk Airport on Tuesday night.
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REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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Security guards at an entrance to Istanbul Ataturk Airport on Tuesday night.
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REUTERS/Osman Orsal

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Police officers guarding the entrance to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.
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REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Emergency services became overwhelmed with injured victims:

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Paramedics at Istanbul Ataturk Airport on Tuesday night.
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REUTERS/Osman Orsal

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Turkish rescue services gathering outside Istanbul Ataturk Airport on Tuesday night.
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Ismail Coskun, IHA via AP

Forensic experts investigated the scene:

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Forensic experts working outside Istanbul Ataturk Airport on Tuesday night.
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REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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Officials inside Istanbul Ataturk Airport after Tuesday night’s attack.
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REUTERS/Osman Orsal