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April 16th, 2013
07:13 PM ET

Boston photographer never wants to look at the agony in those photos again

A series of still frames paint a haunting picture of the chaos in Boston just moments after the marathon bombings. A warning to viewers of the video above, some of the photos may be disturbing. They were captured by Boston Globe photographer John Tlumacki, who stood steps away from the finish line when the explosions went off.

As the panic erupted, Tlumacki followed his journalistic instinct to move in closer to the devastation. His camera serving as a window to the calamity and in many ways, as his shield.

Tlumacki said he shaking when he was going through the photos he took.

"There were pictures I had of limbs blown off and people in agony," said Tlumacki. "I don't ever want to look at those again. I don't want people to see those."

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