Boston: A Photographic Retrospective

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It has been a tumultuous and terrible week with every emotion being played out in public, real-time across every social media source. This is an attempt at visually preserving and memorializing this week's events.

Everything was going as planned for one of the most prestigious marathons in the world

 

The elite athletes had completed their race

 

The rest of the pack (still incredible athletes to qualify for Boston) continued their trudge through the 26.2 miles

 

And then at around 4 hours in, this

 

and then this

 

 

Chaos and devastation

 

Heroes emerged

 

First responders with uniforms

 

... and without

 

The suspects were first unknown but identified in a few days

 

 

Then the manhunt began

 

Following a shoot out on MIT Campus

 

Which left one police officer dead

 

As well as one of the suspects

 

Quickly Boston was put into lockdown mode

 

A city on the verge of martial law

 

As the manhunt began

 

As the suspects were identified, family members came forward

 

Neighborhoods were evacuated

 

... and searched for bombs

 

As bewildered residents looked on

 

Even the journalists were told to provide "ground coverage"

 

Then as night was about to fall and the suspect remained uncovered, shots were heard

 

And the showdown siege began

 

The second suspect was discovered - in a boat

 

SWAT teams swooped in

 

And Suspect 2 was captured

 

Law enforcement celebrated

 

As did the people

 

'Friends' were rounded up

 

And all was well: a perfect ending.

... or just the beginning?