Boston Marathon blasts

The twin explosions on the route of the Boston Marathon had caused the death of three people and at least 141 injured after they went off near the finish line of the race yesterday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. This resulted in heightened security across the nation with cancellations of many professional sporting events as authorities search for a motive to the violence. —Photos by Agencies

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Debris and litter cover an empty street near the scene of a twin bombing at the Boston Marathon.
Debris and litter cover an empty street near the scene of a twin bombing at the Boston Marathon.
A woman comforts another, who appears to have suffered an injury to her hand.
A woman comforts another, who appears to have suffered an injury to her hand.
Still image taken from video courtesy of NBC shows an explosion at the Boston Marathon.
Still image taken from video courtesy of NBC shows an explosion at the Boston Marathon.
Runners react near Kenmore Square.
Runners react near Kenmore Square.
People react to a second explosion at the 2013 Boston Marathon.
People react to a second explosion at the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Medical workers aid an injured man at the finish line.
Medical workers aid an injured man at the finish line.
Runners talk to Boston Police near Kenmore Square.
Runners talk to Boston Police near Kenmore Square.
People react to the explosion.
People react to the explosion.
Justine Franco of Montpelier, Vt., holds up a sign near Copley Square in Boston looking for her missing friend, April, who was running in her first Boston Marathon.
Justine Franco of Montpelier, Vt., holds up a sign near Copley Square in Boston looking for her missing friend, April, who was running in her first Boston Marathon.
A New Jersey State Police helicopter flies by the construction site of One World Trade Center in Manhattan seen from The Heights neighborhood of Jersey City. New York is securing its city in the wake of explosions near the finish line at the Boston Marathon.
A New Jersey State Police helicopter flies by the construction site of One World Trade Center in Manhattan seen from The Heights neighborhood of Jersey City. New York is securing its city in the wake of explosions near the finish line at the Boston Marathon.
Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line.
Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line.

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