Wednesday marked the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three and injured at least 260, rocking the city to its core.
The city observed a moment of silence at 2:49 p.m. in the afternoon — the time at which the two bombs were detonated on Boylston Street near the finish line.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joined a group of bombing survivors unveiled banners at the site of the bombing, located near Copley Square about 200 yards from the finish line.
Gov. Charlie Baker said, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, who seek to make sense of that awful day two years ago. In many respects, those most affected by the events of two years ago have shown us all the way back — with their courage, grace and determination. They honor the past, remember and treasure loved ones lost and injured, and look forward to a better future.  We should strive to do the same."
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of orchestrating the blasts in federal court earlier this month. His brother, Tamerlan, also suspected to be one of the architect of the attacks, was killed in a police shootout four days after the bombs went off.
All photographs by Nicolaus Czarnecki, Metro.