Facebook and Twitter images show support for Boston following marathon explosions

Through Facebook and Twitter, people from around the world showed support for the city of Boston and the bombing victims.

I Stand with Boston

In the wake of Monday's tragedy at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, people took to social media to check in with friends and family and share photos and news updates. Several Facebook pages were created in memory of the victims and as communities where people could talk about the explosions. Twitter hashtags including #runforboston, #prayforboston and #thisisboston, among others, were created. Through these public and private Facebook pages and Twitter feeds, people from around the world showed support for the city of Boston and the bombing victims. Here are a few of those images.

Remember Boston

Multiple Facebook pages were created after the explosions at the marathon finish line. Several of the images that follow are from those pages, but this one in particular is the cover photo for at least two Boston Marathon Explosion Facebook pages. 

Light a candle

This image made its way around Facebook in support of the victims of the Boston Marathon attack.

Bramhall's World: Boston Marathon

Bill Bramhall, cartoonist at the New York Daily News, published this cartoon, which went viral on Twitter.

Chicago Tribune

The front page of the Chicago Tribune sports section on Tuesday showed solidarity with Boston. Beantown Sports Beat tweeted: "This is awesome."

Chris Pentacoff


This image, which circulated around Twitter, shows the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, lit up in the wake of the Boston Marathon explosions.


@ElizabethEats tweeted this photo along with: "I am a runner and a Bostonian. We will not let fear get the best of us. Lacing up #runforboston #bostonmarathon."


This image, and variations of it such as "Brooklyn ♥ Boston" and "Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. NY ♥ B," flooded Twitter, courtesy of The Illuminator, a political art project that uses light projection in public spaces.


Computerworld's JR Raphael posted this picture to his Facebook page with the message:

"Instead of resharing photos of victims, let's reshare this:

• Red Cross Disaster Relief donations: https://www.redcross.org/donate/index.jsp?donateStep=2&itemId=prod10002

• Red Cross blood donations: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood"

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