Boston remembers marathon victims one year on

BOSTON, April 16, 2014 (AFP) – Boston paid solemn tribute Tuesday to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings, observing a moment of silence and raising the US flag exactly one year after the attacks that stunned the nation.

Vice President Joe Biden led an emotionally charged tribute at the Hynes Convention Center, just steps from the scene of the attack that left three dead and more than 260 others wounded.

“You have become the face of America’s resolve, not unlike what happened on 9/11,” Biden told the survivors, relatives of victims and emergency workers who responded to the carnage on April 15, 2013.

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