Artists illustrate the race against time to save Spanish toddler Julen

The story of a toddler trapped in a borehole and the race-against-time to rescue him has gripped Spain provoking a public outpouring of hope and prayers for Julen, which has been expressed in art form.

Here’s a selection of some of the best images shared on social media.

WIth a team of specialist miners brought in to conclude the final part of the dangerous mission to reach the two-year-old, many of the images focused on the heroic role played by the miners.

This final heartbreaking image shows Julen’s older brother Oliver, who died two years ago of a sudden heart attack, with his angel’s wings enveloping the trapped child at the bottom of the well.

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