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'Boston Strong' Photo Shoot Draws Thousands

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A crowd gathers at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston for a Sports Illustrated photo shoot before the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, April 12, 2014.

A crowd gathers at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston for a Sports Illustrated photo shoot before the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, April 12, 2014.

Sports Illustrated magazine is marking the upcoming anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings with a cover shoot that drew thousands of people, including survivors, emergency workers and city officials.

Saturday's "Boston Strong'' photo shoot was held at the marathon finish line, where on April 15, 2013 two blasts killed three people and injured 260 others.

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Police Commissioner William Evans posed with the group. Survivor Marc Fucarile, who lost his right leg above the knee in the bombings, sat in the crowd with his son in his lap.

Boston bombing suspects Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his brother Dzhokhar came to the United States from Chechnya about a decade ago. Tamerlan was killed in a shootout with police a few days after the bombing. Dzhokhar was later captured and is in federal prison awaiting trial.
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