Reaction to Boston Marathon tragedy

Two explosions rocked the Boston Marathon on Monday, and our

thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this tragedy. The

following is a roundup of how the events unfolded on Twitter and

how the world reacted. Note:Some of the following includes images

that could be disturbing.


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Here is an interactive map of the scene of the explosions:

While the nation struggle to comprehend the day’s events as

Monday turned into Tuesday, authorities instead focused on finding


A first look at Tuesday’s Boston Globe front page:

And the Daily Mail:

Commander Chris Hadfield, currently living on the International

Space Station, tweeted this photo from space late Monday night:

UPDATE: As the initial news reports subsided and details

about the attacks were confirmed, focus turned to response and


Good Samaritans were at the ready for the victims:

Others paid tribute in other ways:

Throughout the day’s events and into the evening, the Boston

Police Department was quite active in updating the public with

information and instructions:

The moment the world changed: How the world

reported the blasts: