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The best Boston Globe photos of 2013

The stories behind the Globe’s most memorable, touching, and sometimes horrific images.

Tlumacki took this image about five seconds after the first bomb exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line. The force of the blast caused 78-year-old runner Bill Iffrig to fall; meanwhile, Boston Police’s Rachel McGuire, Kevin McGill, and Javier Pagan sprang into action.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Tlumacki took this image about five seconds after the first bomb exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line. The force of the blast caused 78-year-old runner Bill Iffrig to fall; meanwhile, Boston Police’s Rachel McGuire, Kevin McGill, and Javier Pagan sprang into action.

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