Minute's silence for Boston Marathon bombing victims

A minute's silence has taken place at a memorial event marking one year since the Boston Marathon bombings.

The Boston Marathon bombing memorial event took place near the race's finish line.
The Boston Marathon bombing memorial event took place near the race's finish line. Credit: Pool
US Vice President Joe Biden observes the minute's silence at the memorial event.
US Vice President Joe Biden observes the minute's silence at the memorial event. Credit: Pool
Following the minute's silence an American flag was unfurled as the crowd sang the National Anthem.
Following the minute's silence an American flag was unfurled as the crowd sang the National Anthem. Credit: Pool

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