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04/15/2014 01:42 pm ET Updated Apr 15, 2014

20 Powerful Photos Commemorate Anniversary Of Boston Marathon Bombing

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Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and injured 260 others. Members of the city and state police and fire departments joined Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and the victims' families in remembering the tragic event with a wreath-laying ceremony.

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    Flowers lie on the finish line of the Boston Marathon on the one-year anniversary of the bombing.
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    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick walks with his wife, Diane (left), and the family of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed by a bomb at the marathon last year.
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    Martin Richard's family stands during the wreath-laying ceremony.
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    Boston Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley meets with the family of Martin Richardson.
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    A woman cries during the wreath-laying ceremony.
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    A supporter pauses to reflect.
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    A runner runs underneath the Boston Marathon finish line photo bridge on the morning of the one-year anniversary
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    Runner speaks to Boston police officers at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on the morning of the anniversary.
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    Members of the Boston Police Department, Boston Fire Department and Massachusetts State Police practice marching prior to the ceremony.
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    Members of the Boston Police Department, Boston Fire Department and Massachusetts State Police before ceremony.
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    Members of the Boston Police Department, Boston Fire Department and Massachusetts State Police practice ahead of ceremony.
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    Police officers carry flags during wreath-laying ceremony.
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    Massachusetts state and local police and fire department members present flags during ceremony.
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    Members of the Boston Police Department, Boston Fire Department and Massachusetts State Police before the ceremony.
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    The family of Martin Richard, along with Boston mayor Marty Walsh, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and other members of the victims families.
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    A Boston police officer waves traffic across the finish line of the Boston Marathon on the one-year anniversary.
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    Mass. state and local police and fire department members stand near the site of one of the bombs.
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    Gov. Deval Patrick shakes hands with Cardinal O'Malley.
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    A knitted tribute hangs on a street light along the course of the Boston Marathon.
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    Flowers lie at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

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  • Celeste Corcoran
    "I wrote still standing because the bombers hurt me—they took my legs—but I can still stand on them."
  • Sydney Corcoran
    "I think that everyone has scars, and we should embrace them. I’ve learned that we can overcome the obstacles that gave those scars to us."
  • Heather Abbott
    "I think that the experience of losing my leg has made me become more compassionate, so I may have less of a leg now, but I think my heart is bigger because of it."
  • Roseann Shoia
    She said: "My mom told me that this is what I said when I came out of my medically induced coma. We have deformities to our bodies, but I think it makes us stronger to be so open with it. I think it’s part of our therapy to get through what happened to us."
  • Lee Ann Yanni
    "I wrote 'Never Be Ashamed' on my leg because the one thing that was hardest for me to get over was how my leg was never going to look the same, and I’m learning to be more proud of it. I read a quote, and it said 'Never be ashamed of a scar. That it only means you are stronger than what tried to hurt you'."
  • Dave Fortier
    Dave Fortier's hearing was damaged by the bomb and he is running in this year's race. He said: “Once everything gets put back together, there will be a lot of people back. It’s become a huge part of our lives.”
  • Alyssa and Brittany Loring
    Alyssa said: "When really bad things happen, really good people step up. When Brittany was just starting her recovery, I would read her emails from friends and people from her past. They really helped brighten her day and help her maintain her positive attitude. Cards arrived at the hospital from children around the country who wanted to reach out, and their honesty and well wishes made us smile."
  • David Yepez
    "When the bombings occurred, immediately there were people from all around the world of all ages who supported in any way they could."
  • John Banse
    "I am especially grateful to my four kids, whom I believe are the reason that I am still around. My soul is so full of gratitude that there is no room in me for sadness, anger, or fear."
  • Elizabeth Bermingham
    What I’ve found as I’m running and as I’m out on the course, I find myself both thinking about last year’s marathon and then next year’s marathon, and trying to replace in my head the images of horror with images of triumph."
  • Michael Bourgault
    "Every day my wife and I try to move on with our lives...All we can do is move on to the next chapter of our lives together. We are also reminded of what we went through by the pain & suffering we still go through every day both physically and mentally."
  • Allison Elliot
    "My message needed to relate to the people of this great city. It was important for me to depict strength and power in the picture as well, but limit my face because the image is for all Bostonians."
  • Mikey Borgard
    "Jay and Barrett have spent the last year by my side, teaching me how to laugh again, how to accept what happened and move forward from it, and most importantly, how to forgive."

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