Boston Marathon Bombing Victims Return to the Finish Line to Mark One-Year Anniversary (Gallery)

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Americans have never looked forward to April 15. After all, April 15 is tax day, and nobody likes doing their taxes. However, last April 15, the people of Boston had to deal with a tragedy that made filing taxes seem like a walk in the park.

On April 15, 2013, homemade bombs were detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three innocent people and terrifying millions more who looked on in shock.

Fortunately, in the 364 days since then, the city of Boston has recovered and is stronger than ever. And, though we still mourn the souls lost and the hardships inflicted, it seems as though many of the victims are stronger than ever, too.

This week, on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the attack, a number of victims returned to the site of the tragedy for the first time, and photographer Robert X. Fogarty was there to capture the scene for his “Dear World” project.

The results are pretty moving.  you can check them out via the gallery below:

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