1. Boston Globe photojournalist John Tlumacki shared these photos. Below is his description:

  2. As difficult as it is for me to be at the Boston Marathon finish line, I covered last year's marathon and will do the same this year. I will stand at the finish line, where I was on April 15, 2013 when the first bomb exploded some 50 feet feet away.
  3. Something draws me back to the sidewalk of Boylston Street where I experienced one of the most difficult days of my life. As I stand on this sidewalk, I believe I am on sacred ground. The horror that I photographed will always live in my mind, and in the minds of all those who were affected by the bombings.
  4. The scenery may change, but from that moment two years ago, the spirit of the victims and survivors will forever be living along the sidewalk of Boylston Street.
  5. As difficult as it is for me to be at the Boston Marathon finish line, I covered last year's marathon and will do the same this year. I will stand at the finish line, where I was on April 15, 2013 when the first bomb exploded some 50 feet feet away. Something draws me back to the sidewalk of Boylston Street where I experienced one of the most difficult days of my life. As I stand on this sidewalk, I believe I am on sacred ground. The horror that I photographed will always live in my mind, and in the minds of all those who were affected by the bombings. The scenery may change, but from that moment two years ago, the spirit of the victims and survivors will forever be living along the sidewalk of Boylston Street. by @johntlumacki "Looking back, can't ever forget that day. The Boston Marathon April 15, 2013. " #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston #photojournalism
    As difficult as it is for me to be at the Boston Marathon finish line, I covered last year's marathon and will do the same this year. I will stand at the finish line, where I was on April 15, 2013 when the first bomb exploded some 50 feet feet away. Something draws me back to the sidewalk of Boylston Street where I experienced one of the most difficult days of my life. As I stand on this sidewalk, I believe I am on sacred ground. The horror that I photographed will always live in my mind, and in the minds of all those who were affected by the bombings. The scenery may change, but from that moment two years ago, the spirit of the victims and survivors will forever be living along the sidewalk of Boylston Street. by @johntlumacki "Looking back, can't ever forget that day. The Boston Marathon April 15, 2013. " #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston #photojournalism
  6. "And now a bouquet of flowers lies at the base of a tree at the spot on the sidewalk of Boylston Street where the first bomb exploded, shattering bodies and lives. I was 50 feet away at the finish line and count my blessings that I was not one of the victims. You try to be upbeat when you are here, but the memories of what I photographed take over, like a never-ending film loop of carnage. The sun starts to reflect off the once shattered windows of the office building above the sidewalk, and I move along. I need to be here. By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
    "And now a bouquet of flowers lies at the base of a tree at the spot on the sidewalk of Boylston Street where the first bomb exploded, shattering bodies and lives. I was 50 feet away at the finish line and count my blessings that I was not one of the victims. You try to be upbeat when you are here, but the memories of what I photographed take over, like a never-ending film loop of carnage. The sun starts to reflect off the once shattered windows of the office building above the sidewalk, and I move along. I need to be here. By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
  7. Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013. Carlos Arredondo. By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
    Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013. Carlos Arredondo. By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
  8. "Today, Carlos Arredondo is arm and arm with the man he saved, Jeff Bauman as they speak to the press near the spot where the first bomb exploded. I asked Carols last year why he did what he did, and he told me he wanted to stomp the wooden fence down so help could reach the injured. He also has preserved the American flag that is completely covered in dried blood. I remember how he placed the flag amidst the injured as he moved on to help Jeff. Both men have been through so much, it was nice to see them smile together. " By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
    "Today, Carlos Arredondo is arm and arm with the man he saved, Jeff Bauman as they speak to the press near the spot where the first bomb exploded. I asked Carols last year why he did what he did, and he told me he wanted to stomp the wooden fence down so help could reach the injured. He also has preserved the American flag that is completely covered in dried blood. I remember how he placed the flag amidst the injured as he moved on to help Jeff. Both men have been through so much, it was nice to see them smile together. " By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
  9. "Boston Marathon April 15, 2013, I never got her name." By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
    "Boston Marathon April 15, 2013, I never got her name." By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
  10. "I found the soul of a tree. Flowers were at the base of this tree but running shoes hung from it at ground zero where the first bomb was detonated near the finish line. Maybe this is the tree of life that grows stronger every year. So much blood was spilled at its base. The tree will be here forever, I hope, just as the terrible tragedy of April 15, 2013 will never be forgotten. " By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
    "I found the soul of a tree. Flowers were at the base of this tree but running shoes hung from it at ground zero where the first bomb was detonated near the finish line. Maybe this is the tree of life that grows stronger every year. So much blood was spilled at its base. The tree will be here forever, I hope, just as the terrible tragedy of April 15, 2013 will never be forgotten. " By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
  11. "The Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013. Sydney Corcoran, 17, from Lowell, comforted by Marine Joe Evans" By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
    "The Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013. Sydney Corcoran, 17, from Lowell, comforted by Marine Joe Evans" By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
  12. "Today the shadows of people are cast on the exact spot on the sidewalk where Sydney Corcoran,17, lost 90 percent of her blood in the first Marathon bombing .The sidewalk is pristine and bears no resemblance to two years ago. Sydney told me that she could smell the blood and taste of the smoke going down her throat. Joe Evans said he spoke words of encouragement to her. Sydney's mom Celeste lost both her legs. Celeste said to me that if Sydney were to die, she would have wanted to die with her. This sidewalk holds so many stories like this. This sidewalk needs to be walked upon." By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
    "Today the shadows of people are cast on the exact spot on the sidewalk where Sydney Corcoran,17, lost 90 percent of her blood in the first Marathon bombing .The sidewalk is pristine and bears no resemblance to two years ago. Sydney told me that she could smell the blood and taste of the smoke going down her throat. Joe Evans said he spoke words of encouragement to her. Sydney's mom Celeste lost both her legs. Celeste said to me that if Sydney were to die, she would have wanted to die with her. This sidewalk holds so many stories like this. This sidewalk needs to be walked upon." By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
  13. "The Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013. Nicole Gross in shock tries to stand up." By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
    "The Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013. Nicole Gross in shock tries to stand up." By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
  14. "Nicole Gross became the face of terrorism. Her courage and determination to stand up and try to find her sister Erika Brannock is  what Boston Strong is all about. Her sister unfortunately lost a leg. Today a new face of courage was found in my lens, that being Jane Richard, whose brother Martin died in the second bombing. Jane visited the fire station on Boylston Street with her family to greet some of the hero firefighters who tried to save her brother. She put on a fire helmet and wore the biggest smile that brought well-deserved smiles to every firefighter there. " By @johntlumacki #boston #marathonbombing #bostonmarathon
    "Nicole Gross became the face of terrorism. Her courage and determination to stand up and try to find her sister Erika Brannock is what Boston Strong is all about. Her sister unfortunately lost a leg. Today a new face of courage was found in my lens, that being Jane Richard, whose brother Martin died in the second bombing. Jane visited the fire station on Boylston Street with her family to greet some of the hero firefighters who tried to save her brother. She put on a fire helmet and wore the biggest smile that brought well-deserved smiles to every firefighter there. " By @johntlumacki #boston #marathonbombing #bostonmarathon
  15. "The Boston Marathon, April 15. 2013. Sydney Corcoran's life saved by Matt and Zack." By @johntlumacki #marathonbombing #bostonmarathon #boston
    "The Boston Marathon, April 15. 2013. Sydney Corcoran's life saved by Matt and Zack." By @johntlumacki #marathonbombing #bostonmarathon #boston
  16. As Sydney Corcoran turned pale from loss of blood, Matt and Zack used t-shirts from Marathon Sports to try and stop the blood. Zack reached in her thigh to hold her femoral artery shut after a piece of shrapnel severed it. Today Justin Sobers, 14, from Boston, proudly wears a Boston Strong shirt as he walks near the sidewalk where Sydney fell. "I love Boston. This is my home, and  I want to support the survivors and victims families." he said. Amazing how much impact t- shirts have. By @johntlumacki #marathonbombing #bostonmarathon #boston
    As Sydney Corcoran turned pale from loss of blood, Matt and Zack used t-shirts from Marathon Sports to try and stop the blood. Zack reached in her thigh to hold her femoral artery shut after a piece of shrapnel severed it. Today Justin Sobers, 14, from Boston, proudly wears a Boston Strong shirt as he walks near the sidewalk where Sydney fell. "I love Boston. This is my home, and I want to support the survivors and victims families." he said. Amazing how much impact t- shirts have. By @johntlumacki #marathonbombing #bostonmarathon #boston
  17. "The Boston Marathon April 15, 2013. Kevin Corcoran saves his wife, Celeste's life. She lost both legs. " By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
    "The Boston Marathon April 15, 2013. Kevin Corcoran saves his wife, Celeste's life. She lost both legs. " By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
  18. "Kevin Corcoran is my hero. To think you could take your belt off, scream for another belt and put them around your wife's legs to stop the blood, leaves me in awe. When a Boston Police officer tells me that I shouldn't be here, another bomb could go off, I am grateful I stayed to photograph this incredible moment. Celeste told me the world wouldn't have seen what terrorism does. I've accepted that. Standing today where Celeste was standing on the sidewalk with her family was Matt Pearson who wore patriotic socks. "I love America." Pearson from Plymouth said. Celeste lost both legs and when she does something incredibly difficult on her prosthetics, she's getting justice. So many people stand here, but little do I think they know." By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
    "Kevin Corcoran is my hero. To think you could take your belt off, scream for another belt and put them around your wife's legs to stop the blood, leaves me in awe. When a Boston Police officer tells me that I shouldn't be here, another bomb could go off, I am grateful I stayed to photograph this incredible moment. Celeste told me the world wouldn't have seen what terrorism does. I've accepted that. Standing today where Celeste was standing on the sidewalk with her family was Matt Pearson who wore patriotic socks. "I love America." Pearson from Plymouth said. Celeste lost both legs and when she does something incredibly difficult on her prosthetics, she's getting justice. So many people stand here, but little do I think they know." By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
  19. "The Boston Marathon, 2013, Boston in lockdown. A memorial cross for Krystle Campbell on Boylston Street three blocks from the finish line" By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #boston #marathonbombing
    "The Boston Marathon, 2013, Boston in lockdown. A memorial cross for Krystle Campbell on Boylston Street three blocks from the finish line" By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #boston #marathonbombing
  20. "The lasting image in my head of Krystle Campbell is of her with her arm around her friend Karen, her body mortally wounded by the first bomb. She passed away when I was there. I placed my photographers bib I wore that day in front of her cross at a memorial on Boylston Street while Boston was in lockdown. I said a prayer that day. Today, in front of a memorial that had a cross with her name on it near the finish line, the word "heaven" looms in the background of the photo, a place I know she's at. A little boy came by and put a yellow balloon near her name." By @johntlumacki  #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
    "The lasting image in my head of Krystle Campbell is of her with her arm around her friend Karen, her body mortally wounded by the first bomb. She passed away when I was there. I placed my photographers bib I wore that day in front of her cross at a memorial on Boylston Street while Boston was in lockdown. I said a prayer that day. Today, in front of a memorial that had a cross with her name on it near the finish line, the word "heaven" looms in the background of the photo, a place I know she's at. A little boy came by and put a yellow balloon near her name." By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
  21. "The Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013, the finish line." By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
    "The Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013, the finish line." By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
  22. "A lasting memory to end the day was of survivor J.P. Norden planting his foot on the finish line. He walked to the finish on his prosthetic leg with his mom Liz, and after he turned to his supporters, he threw his arms up to celebrate. A special moment for him, for me, and for the city. I found Boston Strong again today." By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
    "A lasting memory to end the day was of survivor J.P. Norden planting his foot on the finish line. He walked to the finish on his prosthetic leg with his mom Liz, and after he turned to his supporters, he threw his arms up to celebrate. A special moment for him, for me, and for the city. I found Boston Strong again today." By @johntlumacki #bostonmarathon #marathonbombing #boston
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