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Row of Boston Police department motorcycles at the 2013 Boston Marathon

Row of Boston Police Department motorcycles parked near the 2013 Boston Marathon course on April 15, 2013. The Boston Marathon course runs through the towns of Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, Brookline, and Boston. First responders from each of these towns are stationed on and around the course throughout the duration of…

Hats left at Copley Square Memorial

This is one of a series of photos I took on the last day of the Copley Square memorial site for the Boston Marathon bombings. The memorial featured a collection of well-wishes and messages of sympathy, hope, and strength. It was taken down on June 25, 2013, and its contents will be archived in a more permanent location.

I was as close to the...

I was as close to the bomb as one could be without getting hurt. I was standing under the flag of Australia. the bomb went off behind the flag of Mexico. I am in the photos that were taken from the office building looking down on the bomb site. My husband was scheduled to arrive at the finish line just about the time the bombs went off. I had…

I'm a student at Emerson College....

I'm a student at Emerson College. My friends and I were walking down Boylston Street, at the corner of Ring Road on the Lord and Taylor side, when the first bomb went off. We stopped to look, thinking it was a canon for the race, but immediately realized something very wrong had happened. It only felt like 4-5 seconds later, but maybe I was in…

As everyone is at the Boston...

As everyone is at the Boston Marathon, I felt surrounded by the beautiful spirit of support and solidarity. My roommate, who had been training for months, was about 15 minutes from the finish line and all I could think of was how amazing it would be to see him run by.

When I heard the first explosion it shook the ground, but I thought it was…

i was running toward the finish...

i was running toward the finish line, on the right hand side of the road. I saw the first explosion. I, and other runners near me thought it was some kind of strange celebration. We kept running toward the finish line. The second explosion went off. I felt the road shake, I saw.... a horrible nightmare. The smell in the air was like nothing I've…