People offer prayer for atomic bomb victims at a cenotaph at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan on Tuesday after the Peace Memorial Ceremony commemorating the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city in 1945.
A firefighter is helped as he extinguishes a fire at the site of an explosion in Beirut’s southern suburb of Bir al-Abed on Tuesday. A car bomb rocked the suburbs, a stronghold of Lebanon’s Shia Hizbollah movement, wounding 15 people, television reports and a military source said.
Afghan security forces stand guard at the site of a suicide attack near the Kabul military airport on Monday. All seven militants who launched the attack died in the assault, Afghan police said, adding that no civilian and security force casualties had been reported. ‘There were seven assailants – two [suicide bombers] died detonating themselves and five others were killed in fighting,’ Mohammad Ayoub Salangi, chief of Kabul police, told reporters.
Pakistani security officials are pictured at the site of a bomb attack on a vehicle used by security forces on the outskirts of Quetta, the capital of restive Baluchistan province. A bomb planted in a rickshaw tore through a vehicle used by security forces in southwest Pakistan on Thursday killing at least 12 people, police said. Read more
Holly Holland hugs her daughter Katie, both of St. Louis, while visiting a makeshift memorial in Boston, on Monday. The memorial sits on Boylston Street, not far from where two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, last week.
Police with guns drawn on Friday search for a suspect in Watertown, Massachusetts. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late on Thursday night at the school’s campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. Read more
President Barack Obama heads to Boston to mourn victims of the Boston Marathon attacks. No arrests have been made in connection with Monday’s twin bombings near the finish line of the race, which sent metal fragments and nails into a crowd of runners and spectators, killing three people and wounding 180.
Miller, a Transit Police dog, watches commuters at Back Bay Station a day after two explosions in Boston. Miller, a Transit Police dog with the Massachusetts Transportation Authority Explosives Detection Unit, watches as commuters enter the subway system at Back Bay Station a day after two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2013. Read more
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Bill Iffrig, 78, lies on the ground as police officers react to a second explosion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15 2013. Mr Iffrig, of Lake Stevens, Washington, was running his third Boston marathon and was near the finish line when he was knocked down by one of two bomb blasts.