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Front Steps of the Boston Public Library

Photograph of people standing on the steps of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square.

Memorial in front of Boston Public Library

A crowd of onlookers taking photos of a makeshift memorial made up of flowers and an American flag in front of the Boston Public Library.

Close-up of memorial in front of Boston Public Library

Makeshift memorial in front of the Boston Public Library. Includes flowers, flags, and a marathon medal.

Boston Public Library, "Free To All"

A close-up view of stonework and the words "Free to All" on the Boston Public Library building.

Boston Public Library on April 17th, 2013

Photo of Boston Public Library taken on April 17th, 2013 (two days after the Boston Marathon bombings). Copley Square is blocked off by numerous police barricades. Police officers and a tent are visible in the photo.

We were next to the VIP...

We were next to the VIP stands and decided to walk away because it was just too crowded.

That's when we heard the first explosion. We thought it a celebratory cannon or something. Then a few seconds later we heard the second explosion and people running away from Boylston over the Public Library steps.

My wife and I were standing...

My wife and I were standing in the 3rd row of the grandstand when the bomb went off right in front of us. I thought it might a bomb --- and that was confirmed 10 seconds later when the second one went off right down the street. We didn't know how many would follow. We got behinf the stands and someone from the Boston Public Library opened a…

A crowd outside Copley Square waits for "One Run" runners in the rain

Overcast skys as observers and police officers wait under umbrellas for "One Run" runners in front of the Boston Public Library. Photos taken by MarathonFoto photographers at "One Run" (or #OneRun), an event held on Saturday, May 25th, 2013. The event gave runners who were unable to finish the 2013 Boston Marathon the opportunity to run the final…