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Mabel Kim
Mabel Kim

The photos, all of them are outstanding, and range from the birth, beginning of life to death, whether by storm, conflict, bombings,etc.  i admired and felt each of the emotions that the photojournalists evoked by their images.  The one that tore at my heart was the tragedy in Bangaldesh.  The "Last Embrace."  It tore at my heart, and I weeped silently and quietly.  It was somber evocative  photo that depicted that in death, we as humans, should never die alone.

Kate Dwyer
Kate Dwyer

would never survive in this male dominated world, how tragic…for women


Sarah Risko
Sarah Risko

I'm from Boston. I was at a friend's apartment watching the runners waiting for our friend to come by as my friend's apartment was on mile 23. Our friend ran by and made it to the finish line at 2:40pm. At 2:50 my friend's husband was watching the post-game coverage of the Red Sox game and then he was yelling: "guys, get in here! There's bombs going off at the Marathon!" Everyone at the party surrounded the TV and no one was speaking. Our friend was not picking up her cell phone and neither was her boyfriend. My boyfriend at the time was stuck in the Hancock Tower (the tallest building in Boston) and wasn't allowed to leave. 


The days following the bombings were filled with a police officer at the ends of every street (this is not typical of our city), the streets surrounding the area blocked off, businesses closed, then finally on April 19th, 4 days after the bombings, the entire city of Boston and 5 surrounding suburbs were put on a "Shelter-In-Place" order. I couldn't get to work that day; the entire public transit system was shut down, and when I tried to leave my apartment to go to CVS I was met by a police officer at the top of my street telling me to get back inside and he would bring me what I needed. 


Bostonians are strong, stubborn, proud people and we don't let anyone push us around!  

Graham Beencke
Graham Beencke

Let us pray that the current crisis in Egypt is resolved before it returns to this 

Mohib Khan
Mohib Khan

this is a very trouble some year but after each tragedy we find help from God who watches us and helps us 

Jean B.
Jean B.

It has been a year full of major deals.  Most seem so long ago. The mind and spirit can only deal with so much.  And yes, God holds us always, in suffering and in success.

Attanayake Manthriratne
Attanayake Manthriratne

'ALARMING ARRIVAL' 

When looking at the photograph survival of more than 180 was a miracle

and they are very lucky to live long.     "God helps always"  

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