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letters | Reeling from marathon terror

Placement of photo traumatizes readers

I am outraged at your choice to show a photo of a bloodied street with bleeding victims covering the top fold of the paper Tuesday. Yes, it was an act of terror. Yes, it was terrible for all involved to live through. But do NOT continue to reterrorize us by showing these images where they cannot be avoided.

Surely there were thousands of other photos to choose from that would have shown the chaos and trauma without retraumatizing us readers when we first picked up our papers or walked past a display of them yesterday morning. This causes secondary trauma.

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