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A flag was raised at the Boston Marathon finish line to honor the victims of the bombings.
Ex-mayor Thomas Menino, Mayor Walsh, Vice President Joe Biden, and Governor Deval Patrick observed a moment of silence.
Survivors, officials, first responders, and others paused as the flag was raised.
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Former mayor Thomas Menino (second from right) and Mayor Martin Walsh (second from right) listened during a tribute ceremony.
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Denise Richard looked at her daughter Jane (second from right) and son Henry during a tribute ceremony at Hynes Convention Center.
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A wreath marked the spot of the second explosion on Boylston Street.
Sharon Neary, of Rochester, New York, cried while watching a broadcast of the ceremony commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Marathon bombing.
“We respond, we endure, we overcome, and we own the finish line,” said Vice President Joe Biden at the ceremony.
People stood on the street to watch the broadcast.
“It is up to us to make every second count, because – believe me – they do,” said survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis.
Kevin Brown put up a handmade memorial for victims of the Marathon bombings near the race’s finish line.
Governor Deval Patrick was among the featured speakers.
Roses hang on a lamp post near the site of the second bomb blast.
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Flowers were placed on the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Tuesday.
Former mayor Thomas Menino also spoke at the Marathon ceremony.
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A banner reading “Boston Strong” hung at Rowes Wharf.
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Governor Deval Patrick (left), the Richard family, and Mayor Martin Walsh (right) attended the morning ceremony.
The brief ceremony was held at the bombing sites on Boylston Street.
Cardinal Sean O’Malley embraced the family members of Marathon bombing victims.
Cardinal O’Malley read a prayer during the event.
Mayor Walsh shared some words with Martin Richard’s brother, Henry.
Martin Richard’s sister, Jane, and brother, Henry, (pictured with Mayor Walsh) placed a wreath on a stand in front of the Forum Restaurant.
Two police officers were to stand guard all day at each wreath.
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A Fire Department honor guard stood at attention next to a wreath outside the Forum restaurant.
Passers-by watched as a wreath was placed at the site of the first bomb blast.
Boston police were a heavy presence at the finish line.
The ceremony was held on Boylston Street to mark a year since the Marathon bombings.
During the ceremony, the busy commercial street was blocked off, and reporters were kept at a distance.
At the ceremony, a bagpiper played “Amazing Grace” after a prayer while an honor guard stood at attention.
Wreaths were laid at each of the bombings sites during the ceremony.
Members of the Boston Police Department, Boston Fire Department, and Mass. State Police practiced marching before the ceremony.
Boston police were on a bicycle patrol by the finish line.
A woman ran underneath the Boston Marathon finish line photo bridge early Tuesday.
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