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John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe

Boston-4/15/13- Boston Police officers Rachel McGuire, Kevin McGill and Javier Pagan react to a second  terrorist bomb exploding at the Boston Marathon. They ran after the first bomb exploded next to them near the finish line of the Boston Marathon that knocked down runner Bill Effrig on to Boylston Street.

Boston-4/15/13- Boston Police officers Rachel McGuire, Kevin McGill and Javier Pagan react to a second terrorist bomb exploding at the Boston Marathon. They ran after the first bomb exploded next to them near the finish line of the Boston Marathon that knocked down runner Bill Effrig on to Boylston Street.

 

01. Spot News

[WARNING: THIS CATEGORY CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES OF EXTREME INJURY]
1st – John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe

Boston-4/15/13- Boston Police officers Rachel McGuire, Kevin McGill and Javier Pagan react to a second  terrorist bomb exploding at the Boston Marathon. They ran after the first bomb exploded next to them near the finish line of the Boston Marathon that knocked down runner Bill Effrig on to Boylston Street.

Boston-4/15/13- Boston Police officers Rachel McGuire, Kevin McGill and Javier Pagan react to a second terrorist bomb exploding at the Boston Marathon. They ran after the first bomb exploded next to them near the finish line of the Boston Marathon that knocked down runner Bill Effrig on to Boylston Street.

 

2nd – David Ryan/The Boston Globe

BOSTON, MA. 04/ 15 /13: MARATHON TERROR at the finish line, smoke still in place on the right from the first bomb explosion which killed one occurred at 2:50pm with police and others running to respond. A second bomb goes off in a fire ball that killed two more, 12 seconds later. In all hundreds were injured by the attack on the 117th Boston Marathon. In pursuit for 102 hours by police and agents that mounted the largest manhunt in regional history ended with the suspect terrorists Tsarnaev brothers, one killed in a shootout, the other captured hiding in a motorboat at a suburb backyard only miles away from the Boston crime scene.

BOSTON, MA. 04/ 15 /13: MARATHON TERROR at the finish line, smoke still in place on the right from the first bomb explosion which killed one occurred at 2:50pm with police and others running to respond. A second bomb goes off in a fire ball that killed two more, 12 seconds later. In all hundreds were injured by the attack on the 117th Boston Marathon. In pursuit for 102 hours by police and agents that mounted the largest manhunt in regional history ended with the suspect terrorists Tsarnaev brothers, one killed in a shootout, the other captured hiding in a motorboat at a suburb backyard only miles away from the Boston crime scene.

 

3rd – Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters

SWAT teams conduct a house to house search as they look for the remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Massachusetts April 19, 2013.

SWAT teams conduct a house to house search as they look for the remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Massachusetts April 19, 2013.

 

HM – John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe

Boston-4/15/13-  Seconds after the first bomb exploded, Carlos Arredondo(left) climbs over the barricades on Boylston Street to get to the injured on the sidewalk near the finish line at the Boston Marathon.

Boston-4/15/13- Seconds after the first bomb exploded, Carlos Arredondo(left) climbs over the barricades on Boylston Street to get to the injured on the sidewalk near the finish line at the Boston Marathon.

 

HM – John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe

Boston-4/15/13- A woman kneels and prays at the scene of the 1st explosion on Boylston Street At the finish line of the Boston Marathon,

Boston-4/15/13- A woman kneels and prays at the scene of the 1st explosion on Boylston Street At the finish line of the Boston Marathon,

 

HM – John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe

Boston-4/15/13- Joe Duncan, a Marine comforts a woman who was hit by shrapnel from the first terrorist bomb on the sidewalk near he finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street.

Boston-4/15/13- Joe Duncan, a Marine comforts a woman who was hit by shrapnel from the first terrorist bomb on the sidewalk near he finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street.

 

HM – John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe

Boston-0415/13 Sydney Corcoran from Lowell is helped by Matt Smith (left) from Boston and Zack Mione from Portland Oregon on the sidewalk at the site of the first Boston Marathon bombing. They saved her life by using t-shirts around her legs and applied pressure to stop the bleeding. A piece of shrapnel from the pressure-cooker bomb the size of a cell phone severe her femoral artery. Her mother Celeste lost both legs.

Boston-0415/13 Sydney Corcoran from Lowell is helped by Matt Smith (left) from Boston and Zack Mione from Portland Oregon on the sidewalk at the site of the first Boston Marathon bombing. They saved her life by using t-shirts around her legs and applied pressure to stop the bleeding. A piece of shrapnel from the pressure-cooker bomb the size of a cell phone severe her femoral artery. Her mother Celeste lost both legs.

 

HM – John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe

Boston-4/18/13- A man was rescued by Boston Firefighter on an aerial ladder assisted by Boston EMS. Police responded to a report of a man carrying a backpack threatening to jump off the bridge at Washington Street in Chinatown that goes over the MassPike. Traffic was stopped on the Pike so the firetruck could raise it's ladder from below. He was handcuffed to the fence and a hole was cut into the fence to bring him to the street.  His backpack fell to the MassPIke and was searched.

Boston-4/18/13- A man was rescued by Boston Firefighter on an aerial ladder assisted by Boston EMS. Police responded to a report of a man carrying a backpack threatening to jump off the bridge at Washington Street in Chinatown that goes over the MassPike. Traffic was stopped on the Pike so the firetruck could raise it’s ladder from below. He was handcuffed to the fence and a hole was cut into the fence to bring him to the street. His backpack fell to the MassPIke and was searched.

 

 

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02. General News

1st – Bill Greene/The Boston Globe

Family members of marathon bombing victim Marc Fucarile are devastated as Dr. Jeremy Goverman tells them in a conference room at Mass. General Hospital that he may have to have his second leg amputated. l-r brother Edward Fucarile, sister Stephanie Baron, and fiancée Jen Regan.

Family members of marathon bombing victim Marc Fucarile are devastated as Dr. Jeremy Goverman tells them in a conference room at Mass. General Hospital that he may have to have his second leg amputated. l-r brother Edward Fucarile, sister Stephanie Baron, and fiancée Jen Regan.

 

2nd – Mark Vasconcellos/The Enterprise (Brockton, MA)

Bryce Almeida , 4, of Taunton, stands on top of the judges bench and  gives the thumbs-up signal at the conclusion of his adoption surrounded by family and friends during Southeastern Massachusetts National Adoption Day, at Brockton District Court, on Friday,  Nov. 22, 2013.

Bryce Almeida , 4, of Taunton, stands on top of the judges bench and gives the thumbs-up signal at the conclusion of his adoption surrounded by family and friends during Southeastern Massachusetts National Adoption Day, at Brockton District Court, on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.

 

3rd – John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe

Boston-06/29/13- A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. His mother, Ursula Ward is helped after the service by his sister Olivia Thibou. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

Boston-06/29/13- A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. His mother, Ursula Ward is helped after the service by his sister Olivia Thibou. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

 

HM – Yoon Byun/The Boston Globe

Peter DiGiulio spoke to middle schoolers and their parents at Revere High School about drug use among middle schoolers in Revere, MA on Thursday, November 21, 2013.  As he spoke, he occasionally picked up a drug from his collection he placed on a table at the front of the auditorium.

Peter DiGiulio spoke to middle schoolers and their parents at Revere High School about drug use among middle schoolers in Revere, MA on Thursday, November 21, 2013. As he spoke, he occasionally picked up a drug from his collection he placed on a table at the front of the auditorium.

 

HM – Keiko Hiromi/Polaris

April 17, 2013-Boston, MA USA: A vigil was held at Chelmsford Common in Chelmsford, MA for Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman Jr, Chelmsford native, whose image was widely circulated in the wake of the blasts as he was rushed through the street in a wheelchair. Bauman's father said that doctors at Boston Medical Center had to amputate what was left of both lower legs.

April 17, 2013-Boston, MA USA: A vigil was held at Chelmsford Common in Chelmsford, MA for Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman Jr, Chelmsford native, whose image was widely circulated in the wake of the blasts as he was rushed through the street in a wheelchair. Bauman’s father said that doctors at Boston Medical Center had to amputate what was left of both lower legs.

 

HM – Mark Garfinkel/Boston Herald

(04/22/13-Cambridge,MA) MIT Police Chief John DiFava is hugged by a member of the MIT community, shortly after a moment of silence that commemorated the one week mark of the Boston Marathon bombings, a terror attack that led to the killing of MIT Police officer Sean Collier. April 22, 2013.

(04/22/13-Cambridge,MA) MIT Police Chief John DiFava is hugged by a member of the MIT community, shortly after a moment of silence that commemorated the one week mark of the Boston Marathon bombings, a terror attack that led to the killing of MIT Police officer Sean Collier. April 22, 2013.

 

HM – John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe

South Boston-08/23/13 Tom Evangelou, the treasurer of St. John The Baptist Albanian Orthodox Church spent the day trying to recover church items that were damaged in a 5-alarm five on Tuesday that heavily damaged the church.  He walks through the remains of the altar.

South Boston-08/23/13 Tom Evangelou, the treasurer of St. John The Baptist Albanian Orthodox Church spent the day trying to recover church items that were damaged in a 5-alarm five on Tuesday that heavily damaged the church. He walks through the remains of the altar.

 

 

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03. Feature

1st – Kayana Szymczak/Freelance/For the Boston Globe

Instructor Geegee Louise demonstrates how to move in the classic burlesque style during a Burlesque 101 class held at Boston Vintage Factory in on March 5, 2013 in Somerville, Massachusetts. Boston Vintage Factory offers a Burlesque 101 class where students can learn the fundamentals of burlesque and eventually create a routine complete with costuming and a stage name.

Instructor Geegee Louise demonstrates how to move in the classic burlesque style during a Burlesque 101 class held at Boston Vintage Factory in on March 5, 2013 in Somerville, Massachusetts. Boston Vintage Factory offers a Burlesque 101 class where students can learn the fundamentals of burlesque and eventually create a routine complete with costuming and a stage name.

 

2nd – John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe

Lowell-5/28/13- Sydney Corcoran a victim of the marathon bombing gets ready for her Lowell High School senior prom as her mother Celeste wraps her foot that was injured in the bombing. A chunk of her foot was damaged in the bombing that also ripped into her femoral artery. Celeste lost both her legs in the bombing. It was Sydney's dream to go to her prom.

Lowell-5/28/13- Sydney Corcoran a victim of the marathon bombing gets ready for her Lowell High School senior prom as her mother Celeste wraps her foot that was injured in the bombing. A chunk of her foot was damaged in the bombing that also ripped into her femoral artery. Celeste lost both her legs in the bombing. It was Sydney’s dream to go to her prom.

 

3rd – Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe

The death of a child is an experience that is usually as private as it is excruciating.      Five-year-old Caroline “Calle” Cronk was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) in November 2012. This rare brain stem cancer---a classic "orphan disease" because it affects so few children-- has no effective treatment, no cure, and a pattern of killing its victims within nine months to a year. Up to 200 children in the U.S. develop the brutally aggressive tumor — referred to as “the monster” by pediatric oncologists.      That's the excruciating part.      But her parents, having been told there had been no new medical advances in 30 years,  threw themselves into the world to raise social awareness and funds for research. They could have circled the wagons and pulled inward as they ushered their perfect five year old out of this world. In the last six months of their daughter's life, they raised over $700,000 for their Hope For Caroline Foundation. In their small south shore town of Norwell, there were auctions, road races, prayer vigils, bake sales, high school hockey teams selling T-shirts, classmates selling eggs from their family chickens, grade-schoolers collecting allowance money----all with the knowledge that this would--- in all likelihood---not help their daughter, but would offer hope for the other 199 children a year who are diagnosed with this disease.      Their daughter’s last months were filled with a community’s unwavering support, her parents’ devotion, prayer, faith, and love.

The death of a child is an experience that is usually as private as it is excruciating. Five-year-old Caroline “Calle” Cronk was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) in November 2012. This rare brain stem cancer—a classic “orphan disease” because it affects so few children– has no effective treatment, no cure, and a pattern of killing its victims within nine months to a year. Up to 200 children in the U.S. develop the brutally aggressive tumor — referred to as “the monster” by pediatric oncologists. That’s the excruciating part. But her parents, having been told there had been no new medical advances in 30 years, threw themselves into the world to raise social awareness and funds for research. They could have circled the wagons and pulled inward as they ushered their perfect five year old out of this world. In the last six months of their daughter’s life, they raised over $700,000 for their Hope For Caroline Foundation. In their small south shore town of Norwell, there were auctions, road races, prayer vigils, bake sales, high school hockey teams selling T-shirts, classmates selling eggs from their family chickens, grade-schoolers collecting allowance money—-all with the knowledge that this would— in all likelihood—not help their daughter, but would offer hope for the other 199 children a year who are diagnosed with this disease. Their daughter’s last months were filled with a community’s unwavering support, her parents’ devotion, prayer, faith, and love.

 

HM – Cheryl Senter/Freelance

Applecrest Farm Hampton Falls, N.H., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013:  Dressed as a giraffe, David Romilly of Kensington navigates a bumpy course on his bike during a costume race, part of the Orchard Cross Cyclocross Race event.

Applecrest Farm Hampton Falls, N.H., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013: Dressed as a giraffe, David Romilly of Kensington navigates a bumpy course on his bike during a costume race, part of the Orchard Cross Cyclocross Race event.

 

HM – Angela Rowlings/Boston Herald

A man lets go of a rocket during Las Parrandas de Remedios in Remedios, Cuba, December 24, 2013. Las Parrandas de Remedios is an all-night Christmas Eve tradition in Remedios, Cuba, that began when a priest became concerned that people were not attending Midnight Mass. He encouraged children to make noise with whistles and horns to make sure people were awake. The festival features vendors selling roasted pork, fireworks, and large, lit floats with competitions between two neighborhoods.

A man lets go of a rocket during Las Parrandas de Remedios in Remedios, Cuba, December 24, 2013. Las Parrandas de Remedios is an all-night Christmas Eve tradition in Remedios, Cuba, that began when a priest became concerned that people were not attending Midnight Mass. He encouraged children to make noise with whistles and horns to make sure people were awake. The festival features vendors selling roasted pork, fireworks, and large, lit floats with competitions between two neighborhoods.

 

HM – Brian Snyder/Reuters

Danna Gurari (L) and Joe Medeiros dance during one of the Tango Society of Boston's Tango by Moonlight evenings on the Weeks Footbridge over the Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts July 6, 2013.

Danna Gurari (L) and Joe Medeiros dance during one of the Tango Society of Boston’s Tango by Moonlight evenings on the Weeks Footbridge over the Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts July 6, 2013.

 

HM – Ken McGagh/MetroWest Daily News

Victor Tkachenko of Russell's Garden Center in Wayland positions a velociraptor statue as workers build a float for the Sudbury Fourth of July parade. Russell's entry in the parade showed the dinosaur wearing a gardener's hat,  holding a shovel and appear to be coming out of the jungle.  This year's parade theme: "Sudbury through the eyes of children".

Victor Tkachenko of Russell’s Garden Center in Wayland positions a velociraptor statue as workers build a float for the Sudbury Fourth of July parade. Russell’s entry in the parade showed the dinosaur wearing a gardener’s hat, holding a shovel and appear to be coming out of the jungle. This year’s parade theme: “Sudbury through the eyes of children”.

 

 

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04. Sports Action

1st – Elise Amendola/Associated Press

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina looks back as home plate umpire Jim Joyce calls Boston Red Sox Jonny Gomes safe on a three-run double by Shane Victorino during the third inning of Game 6 of the World Series in Boston. Gesturing "safe" from left are Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury, Xander Bogaerts and David Ortiz.

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina looks back as home plate umpire Jim Joyce calls Boston Red Sox Jonny Gomes safe on a three-run double by Shane Victorino during the third inning of Game 6 of the World Series in Boston. Gesturing “safe” from left are Boston’s Jacoby Ellsbury, Xander Bogaerts and David Ortiz.

 

2nd – Jim Davis/The Boston Globe

The Bulls Nate Robinson has a good grip on Celtics captain Paul Pierce as he stretches his jersey as they battle under the boards during the final frantic seconds of the game.

The Bulls Nate Robinson has a good grip on Celtics captain Paul Pierce as he stretches his jersey as they battle under the boards during the final frantic seconds of the game.

 

3rd – Jim Davis/The Boston Globe

Rangers RF Nelson Cruz made a great effort, but he ended up going over the wall and into the Boston bullpen as he couldn't make the catch on a home run by the Red Sox Mike Carp.

Rangers RF Nelson Cruz made a great effort, but he ended up going over the wall and into the Boston bullpen as he couldn’t make the catch on a home run by the Red Sox Mike Carp.

 

HM – Nancy Lane/Boston Herald

Miami Dolphins safety Jimmy Wilson  flips over as he upends New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount after only a gain of 2 yards in the 1st quarter as the New England Patriots take on the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro

Miami Dolphins safety Jimmy Wilson flips over as he upends New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount after only a gain of 2 yards in the 1st quarter as the New England Patriots take on the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro

 

HM – Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics spills into the fans sitting in the court side seats before flipping over a chair after attempting to grab a loose ball against the Indiana Pacers during the game on January 4, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics spills into the fans sitting in the court side seats before flipping over a chair after attempting to grab a loose ball against the Indiana Pacers during the game on January 4, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

HM – Brian Snyder/Reuters

Adam Scott of Australia celebrates sinking a birdie putt on the 18th green during final round play in the 2013 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 14, 2013.

Adam Scott of Australia celebrates sinking a birdie putt on the 18th green during final round play in the 2013 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 14, 2013.

 

 

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05. Sports Feature

1st – Chris Evans/Boston Herald

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara and the rest of the Boston Red Sox celebrate their 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 6 of Major League Baseball's American League Championship at Fenway Park on Sunday, October 20, 2013.

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara and the rest of the Boston Red Sox celebrate their 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 6 of Major League Baseball’s American League Championship at Fenway Park on Sunday, October 20, 2013.

 

2nd – Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe

Samantha Herwig, of Salem reacts while crossing the finish line of the Run to Remember honoring fallen MIT Police officer Sean Collier in Boston, Massachusetts May 26, 2013. Herwig, who ran the Boston Marathon said she ran the last  six miles of the marathon with her friend who didn't get to finish, and today she was running for her.

Samantha Herwig, of Salem reacts while crossing the finish line of the Run to Remember honoring fallen MIT Police officer Sean Collier in Boston, Massachusetts May 26, 2013. Herwig, who ran the Boston Marathon said she ran the last six miles of the marathon with her friend who didn’t get to finish, and today she was running for her.

 

3rd – Jim Davis/The Boston Globe

The Knicks J.R. Smith rejoices after hitting a desperation three pointer at the buzzer ending the first quarter. The Boston Celtics visited the New York Knicks for Game Two of an NBA Eastern Conference Quarter Final series at Madison Square Garden.

The Knicks J.R. Smith rejoices after hitting a desperation three pointer at the buzzer ending the first quarter. The Boston Celtics visited the New York Knicks for Game Two of an NBA Eastern Conference Quarter Final series at Madison Square Garden.

 

HM – Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters

Girls competing in the World Irish Dancing Championships stand next to fans as they wait for their spray tans to dry in Boston, Massachusetts March 24, 2013.

Girls competing in the World Irish Dancing Championships stand next to fans as they wait for their spray tans to dry in Boston, Massachusetts March 24, 2013.

 

HM – Kelvin Ma/Tufts University

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --  Tufts diver Ali Maykranz returns to the surface during practice at MIT on Jan. 29, 2013.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Tufts diver Ali Maykranz returns to the surface during practice at MIT on Jan. 29, 2013.

 

HM – Jim Davis/The Boston Globe

As Jonny Gomes heads for the plate with the game tying run in the back round under his arm, the Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury pumps his fist and screams with delight as he sees his game winning hit drop in safely. Stephen Drew (not pictured) came around behind Gomes with the winning run, as Boston scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for a dramatic 6-5 victory.   The Cleveland Indians visited the Boston Red Sox in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park.

As Jonny Gomes heads for the plate with the game tying run in the back round under his arm, the Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury pumps his fist and screams with delight as he sees his game winning hit drop in safely. Stephen Drew (not pictured) came around behind Gomes with the winning run, as Boston scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for a dramatic 6-5 victory. The Cleveland Indians visited the Boston Red Sox in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park.

 

 

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06. Portait/Personalty

1st – Keiko Hiromi/Polaris

March 6, 2013, Boston, MA: o'neill hayes, (drag name: Sapphira Cristal) a drag queen, getting ready for her performance at Machine Night Club in Boston, MA.

March 6, 2013, Boston, MA: o’neill hayes, (drag name: Sapphira Cristal) a drag queen, getting ready for her performance at Machine Night Club in Boston, MA.

 

2nd – Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe

Boston, MA., 10/16/13, Boston Ballet rehearsal of Act III from "La Bayadere." A ballerina warms up before her turn to dance.

Boston, MA., 10/16/13, Boston Ballet rehearsal of Act III from “La Bayadere.” A ballerina warms up before her turn to dance.

 

3rd – Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters

An asylum seeker from Uganda covers his face with a paper bag in order to protect his identity as he marches with the LGBT Asylum Support Task Force during the Gay Pride Parade in Boston, Massachusetts June 8, 2013. Homosexuality in Uganda is illegal and carries a potential penalty of life in prison.

An asylum seeker from Uganda covers his face with a paper bag in order to protect his identity as he marches with the LGBT Asylum Support Task Force during the Gay Pride Parade in Boston, Massachusetts June 8, 2013. Homosexuality in Uganda is illegal and carries a potential penalty of life in prison.

 

HM – Brian Snyder/Reuters

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez talks to reporters in the visitors dugout before the Yankees' American League baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts August 16, 2013.

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez talks to reporters in the visitors dugout before the Yankees’ American League baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts August 16, 2013.

 

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07. Pictorial

1st – David Ryan/The Boston Globe

BRIDGEWATER MA , 11/ 12 / 13: FROZEN CRANBERRIES in a bog usually red in color is a frozen blue with frost as night sets in early November seen from a helicopter.

BRIDGEWATER MA , 11/ 12 / 13: FROZEN CRANBERRIES in a bog usually red in color is a frozen blue with frost as night sets in early November seen from a helicopter.

 

2nd – Mark Garfinkel/Boston Herald

07/29/13-Winthrop,MA- A father teaches his son how to bait a fishing rod this evening, on Point Shirley.

07/29/13-Winthrop,MA- A father teaches his son how to bait a fishing rod this evening, on Point Shirley.

 

3rd – Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe

Hull Lifesaving Museum Maritime Program Director Ed McCabe of Hull readies a boat before practice for his students along Fort Point Channel in Boston, Massachusetts November 14, 2013.  The students will be competing in the Icebreaker: Northeast Regional Youth Open-Water Rowing Championships on Saturday November 23rd in Hull.

Hull Lifesaving Museum Maritime Program Director Ed McCabe of Hull readies a boat before practice for his students along Fort Point Channel in Boston, Massachusetts November 14, 2013. The students will be competing in the Icebreaker: Northeast Regional Youth Open-Water Rowing Championships on Saturday November 23rd in Hull.

 

HM – Debee Tlumacki/Freelance

Montezuma, Arizona-11/25/2013- Sycamore tree bend in the gardens below the Montezuma cliff dwellings.

Montezuma, Arizona-11/25/2013- Sycamore tree bend in the gardens below the Montezuma cliff dwellings.

 

HM – M. Scott Brauer/Freelance

The Didcot Power Station is visible from the Wittenham Clumps in the Thames Valley as a storm approaches Didcot, Oxfordshire, England. The power plant used coal to generate electricity until March 2013. Now, part of the plant uses natural gas to generate power, and the cooling towers are planned to be demolished in 2014. The towers at the plant are some of the tallest structures in Britain.

The Didcot Power Station is visible from the Wittenham Clumps in the Thames Valley as a storm approaches Didcot, Oxfordshire, England. The power plant used coal to generate electricity until March 2013. Now, part of the plant uses natural gas to generate power, and the cooling towers are planned to be demolished in 2014. The towers at the plant are some of the tallest structures in Britain.

 

HM – Nicolaus Czarnecki/Freelance

Thousands pay their respects to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing by signing well wishes on a poster outside the Boston Fire Department station on Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts.

Thousands pay their respects to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing by signing well wishes on a poster outside the Boston Fire Department station on Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

HM – Kayana Szymczak/Freelance/For the Boston Globe

Volunteers work the grapevines during the fall harvest season at Turtle Creek winery on October 6, 2013 in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Volunteers work the grapevines during the fall harvest season at Turtle Creek winery on October 6, 2013 in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

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08. Animal

1st – Brian Snyder/Reuters

A horse and rider perform during a "sneak peek" performance of Cavalia's show "Odysseo" in Somerville, Massachusetts August 6, 2013.

A horse and rider perform during a “sneak peek” performance of Cavalia’s show “Odysseo” in Somerville, Massachusetts August 6, 2013.

 

2nd – Ken McGagh/MetroWest Daily News

Georgette Jowdy, a worker at Eastleigh Farm in Framingham, cradles her beloved 22-year-old Jersey cow Peaches,  the matriach of the dairy farm, shortly before the cow  was euthanized by a vetrinarian.  Strong-willed Peaches lived a long life for a cow but couldn't stand up at the end, suffering from arthritis and other ailments.  Jowdy knew Peaches for 14 years.

Georgette Jowdy, a worker at Eastleigh Farm in Framingham, cradles her beloved 22-year-old Jersey cow Peaches, the matriach of the dairy farm, shortly before the cow was euthanized by a vetrinarian. Strong-willed Peaches lived a long life for a cow but couldn’t stand up at the end, suffering from arthritis and other ailments. Jowdy knew Peaches for 14 years.

 

3rd – Robert Klein/Freelance

A dragonfly blends in with the wet leaves of a flowering plant in Easton, Mass., Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

A dragonfly blends in with the wet leaves of a flowering plant in Easton, Mass., Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

 

HM – Ken McGagh/MetroWest Daily News

Nancy DeRoma of Natick takes her English bulldogs Gina, front, Lenny, left, and Norman for a walk in Natick's Dug Pond.   At home was Franky, her fourth English bulldog, who will only swim in Lake Cochituate.

Nancy DeRoma of Natick takes her English bulldogs Gina, front, Lenny, left, and Norman for a walk in Natick’s Dug Pond. At home was Franky, her fourth English bulldog, who will only swim in Lake Cochituate.

 

HM – Ken McGagh/MetroWest Daily News

A cygnet pokes its head through the feathers of the mother swan as the other six stay dry underneath in their nest on Farm Pond in Framingham.

A cygnet pokes its head through the feathers of the mother swan as the other six stay dry underneath in their nest on Farm Pond in Framingham.

 

HM – Mary Schwalm/The Eagle-Tribune (Lawrence, MA)

North Andover firefighter Liz Iminski gives oxygen to a cat named Moosha rescued from a house fire in North Andover.

North Andover firefighter Liz Iminski gives oxygen to a cat named Moosha rescued from a house fire in North Andover.

 

HM – Debee Tlumacki/Freelance

Somerville 8/7/2013:  One of the horses from the Odysseo horse showshow rests after his performance.

Somerville 8/7/2013: One of the horses from the Odysseo horse showshow rests after his performance.

 

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09. Politics

1st – Brian Snyder/Reuters

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, wearing a Jason Wu dress, dances with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Commander in Chief's ball in Washington, January 21, 2013.

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, wearing a Jason Wu dress, dances with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Commander in Chief’s ball in Washington, January 21, 2013.

 

2nd – Yoon Byun/The Boston Globe

Boston mayoral candidate Charles Clemons, spoke with Nan Donovan and Emma Lane, both of Mission Hill, about having more senior centers in the city. Boston mayoral candidates came to a mixer at the United South End Settlements in the South End of Boston, MA on Thursday, September 19, 2013.

Boston mayoral candidate Charles Clemons, spoke with Nan Donovan and Emma Lane, both of Mission Hill, about having more senior centers in the city. Boston mayoral candidates came to a mixer at the United South End Settlements in the South End of Boston, MA on Thursday, September 19, 2013.

 

3rd – Stuart Cahill/Boston Herald

(Boston, MA,06/18/13)                 A late Republican Candidate Gabriel Gomez runs in to WGBH with 10 mins before the start at the final debate for the Mass Senate seat .   Tuesday,  June  18, 2013.

(Boston, MA,06/18/13) A late Republican Candidate Gabriel Gomez runs in to WGBH with 10 mins before the start at the final debate for the Mass Senate seat . Tuesday, June 18, 2013.

 

HM – Nancy Lane/Boston Herald

Mayor Tom Menino, days away from leaving office after 20 years as mayor of Boston,  gets a standing ovation from his wife, Angela ,Eileen and Jack Connors and Stacey Lucchino as he attends a event to rename the Hyde Park YMCA in his honor

Mayor Tom Menino, days away from leaving office after 20 years as mayor of Boston, gets a standing ovation from his wife, Angela ,Eileen and Jack Connors and Stacey Lucchino as he attends a event to rename the Hyde Park YMCA in his honor

 

HM – Stuart Cahill/Boston Herald

(Boston, MA,10/18/13)   Mayoral Candidate Marty Walsh (2nd from L) talks to ex Boston City Councilor Felix D. Arroyo Sr. (L) outside at the 45th anniversary of the IBA at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts after a Walsh campaign stop.  Friday,  October  18, 2013.

(Boston, MA,10/18/13) Mayoral Candidate Marty Walsh (2nd from L) talks to ex Boston City Councilor Felix D. Arroyo Sr. (L) outside at the 45th anniversary of the IBA at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts after a Walsh campaign stop. Friday, October 18, 2013.

 

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10. News Picture Story

1st – John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe – Marathon Terror
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Boston-4/15/13-  The second terrorist bomb explodes several blocks from the Boston Marathon finish line as Marathon volunteers and Boston Police react.

TWO TERRORIST BOMBS EXPLODED AT THE BOSTON MARATHON KILLING THREE PEOPLE AND INJURING AN ESTIMATED 264 PEOPLE. THE FIRST BOMB EXPLODED LESS THAN 50 FEET FROM THE FINISH LINE ON BOYLSTON STREET IN A CROWD OF SPECTATORS. FIRST RESPONDERS ACTED QUICKLY TO HELP THE INJURED, SOME USED T-SHIRTS TO WRAP AROUND LEGS TO STOP THE BLEEDING. IT WAS UNCERTAIN AT THE MOMENT WHETHER ANOTHER BOMB WOULD EXPLODE NEAR THE FINISH LINE. IN A CRUEL TWIST OF IRONY, THE IJURED WERE RACED ACROSS THE FINISH LINE WHERE MINUTES BEFORE JUBILANT RUNNERS HAD CROSSED.

2nd – Brian Snyder/Reuters – Aftermath

A woman cries in front of a memorial to the Boston Marathon bombings victims at the barricades surrounding the scene in Boston, Massachusetts April 18, 2013.  Two explosions hit the Boston Marathon as runners crossed the finish line killing at least three people and injuring over 100 others.

Residents of Boston and Watertown grieved amid a heavy police presence until one of the accused Boston Marathon was killed and the other captured.

3rd – John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe – Farewell to a Governor

Boston-06/12313-  A Remembrance for former Gov. Paul Cellucci was held at the State House House of Representatives, where friends, family and politicians attended. State Police pallbearers carry the casket after the service.

A memorial service and funeral was held for former Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci who died after battling Parkinson disease. He was a well-liked Governor, who was appointed US Ambassador to Canada. He was buried in his hometown.

HM – Ken McGagh/MetroWest Daily News – Terror in Boston
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Boston Firefighter James Plourde carries Victoria McGrath, 20,  an injured spectator,  from the scene of the Boston Marathon bombing on Boylston Street on Monday, April 16, 2013.  Plourde was working a fire department detail near the finish and rushed to the scene immediately after the explosions.

A COUPLE HOURS AFTER THE WINNERS OF THE 2013 BOSTON MARATHON CROSSED THE TAPE TO FINISH THE RACE, A BOMB EXPLODED JUST A FEW YARDS FROM THE FINISH LINE, AND 12 SECONDS LATER, A SECOND BOMB DETONATED A FEW HUNDRED FEET UP THE COURSE ON BOYLSTON STREET.

HM – Charlie Krupa/Associated Press – Five Days of Fear
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Flowers and signs adorn a barrier at Boylston Street near the of finish line of Monday's Boston Marathon explosions, which killed at least three and injured more than 140, in Boston, Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

SHATTERED BY THE TERRORIST BOMBINGS AT THE FINISH LINE OF THE MARATHON, BOSTON FINDS A WAY TO HELP, HEAL, GRIEVE, BRING JUSTICE AND SURVIVE IN FIVE DAYS THAT HELD THE CITY IN FEAR.

11. Feature Picture Story

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1st – Bill Greene/The Boston Globe – Glimpsing the Distant Finish

Jen Regan, fiancŽe  of Boston Marathon bombing victim Marc Fucarile, strokes his forehead as he lay asleep in his hospital bed in Massachusetts General Hospital following his 7th surgery, three weeks after the attack. His right leg was amputated and the remaining one is badly damaged with a broken knee, shattered foot, third degree burns, and shrapnel wounds.

Jen Regan, fiancŽe of Boston Marathon bombing victim Marc Fucarile, strokes his forehead as he lay asleep in his hospital bed in Massachusetts General Hospital following his 7th surgery, three weeks after the attack. His right leg was amputated and the remaining one is badly damaged with a broken knee, shattered foot, third degree burns, and shrapnel wounds.

 

2nd – Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe – The Gospel of Calle

1.  At any moment of the day or night, whether Caroline was having a good day or bad, Rachael would stop what she was doing and pull her  daughter in for a hug, filling her lungs, arms and soul with the essence of her ailing daughter.

The death of a child is an experience that is usually as private as it is excruciating. Five-year-old Caroline “Calle” Cronk was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) in November 2012. This rare brain stem cancer—a classic “orphan disease” because it affects so few children– has no effective treatment, no cure, and a pattern of killing its victims within nine months to a year. Up to 200 children in the U.S. develop the brutally aggressive tumor, referred to as “the monster” by pediatric oncologists. That’s the excruciating part. But her parents, having been told there had been no new medical advances in 30 years, threw themselves into the world to raise social awareness and funds for research. They could have circled the wagons and pulled inward as they ushered their perfect five year old out of this world. In the last six months of their daughter’s life, they raised over $700,000 for their Hope For Caroline Foundation. In their small south shore town of Norwell, there were auctions, road races, prayer vigils, bake sales, high school hockey teams selling T-shirts, classmates selling eggs from their family chickens, grade-schoolers collecting allowance money–all with the knowledge that this would– in all likelihood–not help their daughter, but would offer hope for the other 199 children a year who are diagnosed with this disease. Their daughter’s last months were filled with a community’s unwavering support, her parents’ devotion, prayer, faith, and love.

 

3rd – John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe – The Long Journey to Heal

Boston-5/03/13- Boston Marathon bombing survivors Celeste Corcoran from Lowell and her daughter Sydney hug at Spaulding Rehab Hospital as Sydney was discharged. Celeste lost both her legs and Sydney almost died after a massive leg injury tore her femoral artery. Sydney's departure both comforts and unsettles Celeste."if Sydney would of died, I think I would of died with her." Celeste said.

Boston-5/03/13- Boston Marathon bombing survivors Celeste Corcoran from Lowell and her daughter Sydney hug at Spaulding Rehab Hospital as Sydney was discharged. Celeste lost both her legs and Sydney almost died after a massive leg injury tore her femoral artery. Sydney’s departure both comforts and unsettles Celeste.”if Sydney would of died, I think I would of died with her.” Celeste said.

 

HM – Charlie Krupa/Associated Press – Trying to be Complete

Mery Daniel, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, pauses while she talks with her physical therapist Jessica Guilbert, as she takes a break from exercising with her new prosthetic leg, at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Boston.

Mery Daniel, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, pauses while she talks with her physical therapist Jessica Guilbert, as she takes a break from exercising with her new prosthetic leg, at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Boston.

HM – John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe – Step Dancing Championships

Boston-3/29/13-The Ryan-Kilcoyne School of Irish Dancing from Pennsylvania swirl on the stage during The World Irish Dancing Championships being held at the Hynes Convention Center.  It is only the second time in it's 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

Boston-3/29/13-The Ryan-Kilcoyne School of Irish Dancing from Pennsylvania swirl on the stage during The World Irish Dancing Championships being held at the Hynes Convention Center. It is only the second time in it’s 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

HM – Brian Snyder/Reuters – Holy Week

A man playing the role of Jesus (R) is crucified, as a student playing the role of a Roman soldier stands behind him, during a re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross at the Sanctuary of Chimayo in Chimayo, New Mexico March 28, 2013.   The students are part of a youth group from Our Lady of Sorrows church in Bernalillo, New Mexico which re-enacts the Stations of the Cross every year.

A look at Holy Week celebrations in the southwestern United States, around Taos, New Mexico. The high desert of northern New Mexico, with Taos as its unofficial capital, is a confluence of cultures and eras. Native American, Spanish, Mexican and American cultures co-exist and show themselves in both modern and old ways. Holy Week in this area is celebrated in a very public manner within the safety of the region, beyond the notice of much of the rest of the United States. The rites and customs are very much of the place and cultures found there.

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12. Sport Portfolio

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1st – Winslow Townson/Freelance

Aug 17, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Joe Lauzon, not seen, lands a punch on the face of Michael Johnson during a UFC Lightweight match at the TD Garden. Johnson won by judges decision.

Aug 17, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Joe Lauzon, not seen, lands a punch on the face of Michael Johnson during a UFC Lightweight match at the TD Garden. Johnson won by judges decision.

2nd – Brian Snyder/Reuters

Michal Navratil of the Czech Republic dives off the roof of the Institute of Contemporary Art during the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2013 competition in Boston, Massachusetts August 20, 2011. Divers plunge some 90 feet from the roof of the contemporary art museum into Boston Harbor.

Michal Navratil of the Czech Republic dives off the roof of the Institute of Contemporary Art during the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2013 competition in Boston, Massachusetts August 20, 2011. Divers plunge some 90 feet from the roof of the contemporary art museum into Boston Harbor.

3rd – Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Brandon Lloyd #85 of the New England Patriots misses a catch against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Brandon Lloyd #85 of the New England Patriots misses a catch against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

 

HM – Jim Davis/The Boston Globe

Fans pass a giant Bruins banner through the crowd before the game. The Boston Bruins hosted the Chicago Blackhawks for Game Six of the Stanley Cup Finals at the TD Garden.

Fans pass a giant Bruins banner through the crowd before the game. The Boston Bruins hosted the Chicago Blackhawks for Game Six of the Stanley Cup Finals at the TD Garden.

 

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13. Video/Multimedia

1st – Yoon Byun/The Boston Globe

 

 

2nd – Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe

 

 

T2nd – John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe
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3rd – Amelia Kuhnhardt/Portland Press Herald (Portland, ME)

 

 

HM – Chris Evans/Boston Herald


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14. Team entry

The Boston Globe – Devastation at the Finish Line
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Boston-4/15/13- Boston Police officers Rachel McGuire, Kevin McGill and Javier Pagan react to a second  terrorist bomb exploding at the Boston Marathon. The first bomb knocked down runner Bill Effrig on Boylston Street near the finish line.

With thousands of runners still on the course at the 117th Boston Marathon, two explosions rocked Boylston Street just yards from the finish line. Three were killed and hundreds were injured. Instead of triumph and celebration, the streets in Boston were filled with terror and bloodshed.

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15. Portfolio

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1st – John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe
[WARNING: PORTFOLIO CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES OF EXTREME INJURY]

Somerville-09/11/13  Joicee Gordillo, 11 is blind and with the help of Dorian Escalon was able to feel one of the horses in the stables at Cavalias Odysseo. Escalon is one of the riders in the show, and Gordillo visited the stables with a group of visually impaired students.

Somerville-09/11/13 Joicee Gordillo, 11 is blind and with the help of Dorian Escalon was able to feel one of the horses in the stables at Cavalias Odysseo. Escalon is one of the riders in the show, and Gordillo visited the stables with a group of visually impaired students.

2nd – Brian Snyder/Reuters

Shannon Day, a volunteer with Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, replaces broken flags at a Memorial Day display of United States flags on the Boston Common in Boston, Massachusetts May 23, 2013.  According to the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, the flags are planted on the Common for fallen Massachusetts service members at the Memorial Day holiday, which will be celebrated May 27 in the U.S.

Shannon Day, a volunteer with Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, replaces broken flags at a Memorial Day display of United States flags on the Boston Common in Boston, Massachusetts May 23, 2013. According to the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, the flags are planted on the Common for fallen Massachusetts service members at the Memorial Day holiday, which will be celebrated May 27 in the U.S.

3rd – Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe

Boston, MA., 10/16/13, Boston Ballet rehearsal of Act III from "La Bayadere." The piece is called "The Kingdom of Shades" and features 32 female dancers in classical tutus. During the rehearsal it appears that one of the ballerinas left in a hurry.

Boston, MA., 10/16/13, Boston Ballet rehearsal of Act III from “La Bayadere.” The piece is called “The Kingdom of Shades” and features 32 female dancers in classical tutus. During the rehearsal it appears that one of the ballerinas left in a hurry.

 

HM – Charlie Krupa/Associated Press
[WARNING: PORTFOLIO CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES OF EXTREME INJURY]

A solitary runner heads down the banks of the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass., in front of the Boston skyline, at dawn the morning after explosions killed three and injured more than 260 at the Boston Marathon, Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

A solitary runner heads down the banks of the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass., in front of the Boston skyline, at dawn the morning after explosions killed three and injured more than 260 at the Boston Marathon, Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

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