Boston Marathon explosions: pictures

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The explosions took place near the race finish line

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Two explosions near the finish line

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Elite competitors had finished but many others were still running

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The explosions were captured on mobile phone footage

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Marathon runners encouraged to finish their race

 
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A video grab the moment of the first explosion

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Emergency services were on hand immediately

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Boston Marathon blasts

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A badly injured man is helped by organisers

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Runners are consoled

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Spectators and runners aid an injured woman

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The race is one of the biggest in the world

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An emergency vehicle on the scene

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A Boston police officer wheels an injured boy down Boylston Street

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Emergency services on the scene

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People escape the scene

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An unidentified Boston Marathon runner is comforted

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People assist an injured man

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A man is put into an ambulance

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Injured runners and spectators are treated

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A person who was injured in the first explosion is wheeled across the finish line

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A man in tears is helped at the scene

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A woman kneels and prays at the scene of the first explosion

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A woman looking for her lost friend

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A runner sits near Kenmore Square

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Runners react near Kenmore Square

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Marathon runners unable to complete race

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Runner John Ounao crying when he finds friends

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President Obama speaks after Boston Marathon blasts

President Obama spoke shortly after the news of the events in Boston.

He said that "we will find out who did this and hold them accountable," and pledged the full resources of the US federal government in investigating the incident and helping the victims.

 

 

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Boston Marathon blasts

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Bomb disposal squad investigate the site of first explosion

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The site of the second explosion

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Unclaimed finish line bags