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Terror in Boston

Print edition : May 17, 2013

Injured people and debris on the sidewalk near the finish line following the explosions on April 15. Photo: AP/MetroWest Daily News, Ken McGagh

An explosion goes off near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon on April 15. Photo: AP/The Boston Globe, David L. Ryan

Bill Iffrig, 78, a marathoner, lies on the ground as police officers react to a second explosion. Photo: AP/The Boston Globe, John Tlumacki

Carlos Arredondo, in the cowboy hat, push Jeff Bauman (in the wheelchair) after the explosions. Photo: Charles Krupa/AP

People congregate in Boston for a vigil for the victims on April 16. Photo: Julio Cortez/AP

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and Dzokhar Tsarnaev, 19, in this undated photograph. Photo: AP

The Boston blasts will only reinforce old fears and old narratives about Islam and terrorism though it remains unclear what motivated the Tsarnaev brothers to resort to such extreme measures.
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