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
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?
BOSTON: AUTHORITIES CONFIRM MORE PEOPLE ARE INVOLVED IN MARATHON ATTACK AND HUNTING MULTIPLE ISLAMIC PEOPLE. #911BUFF— 911 Operator (@911BUFF) April 21, 2013