Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings

Boston anniversary finish line

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Police destroy backpacks left at Boston finish line

The Boston Police Department evacuated the area around the finish line of the Boston Marathon Tuesday night after the discovery of two suspicious backpacks, WCVB reported.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in boat

Massachusetts State Police

WCVB Exclusive: Man who found bombing suspect in boat

A Massachusetts man who found Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hiding in a boat in his back yard said he is an "incidental hero," and tells his exclusvive story to WCVB in Boston.

Suspects in Bombings


Timeline of events: MIT fatal cop shooting, Watertown shootout

Violence terrorized Bostonians overnight, and police believe two suspects involved are the same men who allegedly planted bombs that killed three in the Boston Marathon Monday.

Interactives and maps

Boston Marathon bombing from plot to manhunt

Boston Marathon bombing from plot to manhunt

The Boston Marathon turned tragic on April 15, 2013 when two consecutive explosions went off near the finish line.  It left spectators dead, 264 were injured and left the nation shocked. Review the timeline of events and timeline of the lives of the suspects.

Map: Boston Marathon explosions, manhunt

Take a look at the key places in the Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent manhunt.

Map: Chechnya

The suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings are from a Russian region near Chechnya.

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Boston Marathon Anniv. Photos

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    Remembering the Boston Marathon bombing victims

    Four days after the Boston Marathon bombings, the victims are remembered by family, friends and the rest of the world.

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  • A year after bombing, Boston Marathon underway

    2014 Boston Marathon spectators

    Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

    A year after bombs disrupted the end of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring dozens, runners and spectators once again flocked to the streets of Boston for the 2014 race on Monday morning.

  • Look back at Boston Marathon bombing

    Boston Marathon first explosion goes off

    Dan Lampariello/Reuters

    One year ago Monday, three people were killed and more than 200 injured in two explosions at the Boston Marathon. Take a look back at scenes from that day.

  • Timeline: Boston Marathon bombings

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


    With Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleading not guilty Wednesday in his first court appearance since being arrested, revisit a timeline of the events in the case so far.

  • Images of the Boston Marathon bombs

    Boston bomb


    Take a look at the explosive device fragments and other crime scene images from the deadly Boston Marathon bombings.

  • By the numbers: Boston Marathon victims

    Moment of silence around Boston blast site


    A week after the Boston Marathon bombings, take a look at how many people are still recovering from the blasts and subsequent manhunt.

  • Boston celebrates after suspect caught

    Boston celebrates after bombing suspect captured 5

    Effie Nidam/CNN

    Celebrations broke out on the streets as Boston-area residents cheered for police after the surviving suspect of the Boston Marathon bombings was taken into custody Friday evening.

  • Who are the Boston bombing suspects?


    As the manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ends, learn more about him and his brother, Tamerlan.

  • Boston bombing manhunt ends

    House where Boston manhunt ended

    Lucas Jackson/Reuters

    A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is in custody after a day-long manhunt in the area of Watertown, Mass. A violent confrontation in the early hours of Friday morning left a second suspect dead.

  • The troubled history of Chechnya

    Chechnya School Siege

    Eduard Kornienko/Reuters

    A look at the troubled history of Chechnya, where the Boston Marathon bombings suspects are said to have come from.

  • Boston bombings dominate front pages

    Newspapers across the country bore the sad news of the explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on their front pages.

  • World reacts to Boston Marathon bombing

    Official helping runner


    Condolences have flooded in from around the world after two explosions at Monday's Boston Marathon killed three and injured more than 170. Here are some of the statements on the Boston Marathon explosions.