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Scenes From the Boston Marathon Bombing

Scenes From the Boston Marathon Bombing

Police officers with their guns drawn hear the second explosion down the street. The first explosion knocked down a runner at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon.
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Four hours, nine minutes and 43 seconds into the race, the first explosion rocked runners and spectators at the finish line of the 117th-annual Boston Marathon. Then 12 seconds later, a second explosion erupted. The jubilation of completing a grueling 26.2-mile race turned to chaos and terror. Here are some scenes from the catastrophe, one of the nation's worst attacks since Sept. 11, 2001.

By CNBC.com
Posted 16 April 2013

A Flash

Two explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line.
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Marathon runners slow down as they see the first bomb detonate near the finish line.

Smoke Fills the Air

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A view of the bombs that went off at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon.

Guns Drawn

Police officers with their guns drawn hear the second explosion down the street. The first explosion knocked down a runner at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon.
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Police officers with their guns drawn hear the second explosion down the street.

First Responders

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First responders on the scene of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Treating the Wounded

A person who was injured in an explosion near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon is taken away from the scene on a stretcher.
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A wounded person is wheeled away on a stretcher.

Bloody Scene

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The scene after first responders carried bomb victims away.

The Anguish

A runner reacts near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Two people are confirmed dead and at least 23 injured after two explosions went off near the finish line to the marathon.
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A runner fights back tears near Kenmore Square.

Reinforcements

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A SWAT unit arrives at the corner of Stuart Street and Dartmouth Street.

Shattered Windows

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Police look at blown out windows at the scene of the first explosion on Boylston Street.

Running for Safety

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Pushing a stroller, a couple runs from scene on Exeter Street.

Suspicious Package

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A bomb squad sapper inspects suspicious item near Kenmore Square

At the White House

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President Barack Obama talks on the phone with FBI Director Robert Mueller to receive an update.

Bloodied Flag

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A man displaying a flag leaves the scene near the finish line.

Prayers

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

Explosive Device

Boston Marathon bomb scene pictures taken by investigators show the remains of an explosive device.
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Boston Marathon bomb scene pictures taken by investigators show the remains of an explosive device.

Explosive Device

Boston Marathon bomb scene pictures taken by investigators show the remains of an explosive device.
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Boston Marathon bomb scene pictures taken by investigators show the remains of an explosive device.

Piece of Explosive Device

Boston Marathon bomb scene pictures taken by investigators show the remains of an explosive device.
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Boston Marathon bomb scene pictures taken by investigators show the remains of an explosive device.

Battery

Boston Marathon bomb scene pictures taken by investigators show the remains of an explosive device.
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A view of the battery that was attached to the explosive device.

Possible Evidence

Boston Marathon bomb scene pictures taken by investigators show the remains of an explosive device.
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Inspectors reveal possible evidence left behind after the Boston Marathon explosion.

Battery Close-Up

Boston Marathon bomb scene pictures taken by investigators show the remains of an explosive device.
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A close-up of the batter used in the explosive device.

Search for Explosives

Investigators continue to search the area for more explosive devices.
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Investigators continue to search the area for more explosive devices.

FBI Investigators Search

FBI and investigators continue to search the area for more bomb devices following the Boston Marathon bombings.
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FBI and investigators continue to search the area for more bomb devices following the Boston Marathon bombings.

FBI Crime Scene

An FBI crime scene investigator places an evidence marker on Boylston Street just past Berkeley Street near the scene of the Boston Marathon bombing April 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts
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An FBI crime scene investigator places an evidence marker on Boylston Street just past Berkeley Street near the scene of the Boston Marathon bombing.

US military Humvees

US military Humvees rolling down a deserted Boylston Street April 16, 2013, which is considered a crime scene after two explosions rocked the Boston Marathon on Monday.
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US military Humvees rolling down a deserted Boylston Street, which is considered a crime scene after two explosions rocked the Boston Marathon on Monday.

Flowers in Remembrance

Flowers and a sign are left on a street post in Medford Square in remembrance of Krystle Campbell, 29, of Medford, Massachusetts, who was killed by the bomb explosions at the Boston Marathon.
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Flowers and a sign are left on a street post in Medford Square in remembrance of Krystle Campbell, 29, of Medford, Massachusetts, who was killed by the bomb explosions at the Boston Marathon.

Memorial

A street memorial near the scene of twin bombings at the Boston Marathon.
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A woman looks at a street memorial near the scene of twin bombings