Photos of the explosion at the Boston Marathon

Two bombs went off at the finish line around 3 PM E.T., killing at least 2 people and injuring more than 20. SLIDE SHOW

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Photos of the explosion at the Boston Marathon (Credit: Charles Krupa)

Two blasts at the Boston Marathon finish line have left at least 2 dead, about 2 dozen injured, and thousands shaken while police investigate the source of the bombs.

Witnesses on the scene described the explosion sound as a canon going off, and though details are still emerging, photos of the gruesome scene have begun to pour in via social media and news outlets. View the slideshow below for photos from the scene (Warning: some are graphic), and follow Salon’s Live Blog for updates on breaking news.

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    Two blasts went off near the Boston Marathon finish line around 3 p.m. on April 15, 2013.

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    The explosion, via Google Earth Pics.

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    Chaos spreads as people react to the explosions. (AP Photo/The Daily Free Press, Kenshin Okubo)

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    An unidentified Boston Marathon runner is comforted as she cries in the aftermath of the two blasts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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    Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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    Public safety officials evacuate the scene. (Reuters/Neal Hamberg)

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    A Boston police officer clears Boylston Street following the explosion. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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    Medical personnel work outside the medical tent in the aftermath of two blasts which exploded near the finish line. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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    A Boston police officer wheels in injured boy down Boylston Street as medical workers carry an injured runner following an explosion. Authorities were sent out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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    The FAA has enforced a no-fly zone with a .3 mile radius around the location of the bombing.

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    President Obama on the phone with FBI Director Mueller discussing the Boston Marathon explosions. The president will address the nation at 6:10 p.m. E.T. (Pete Souza/White House)

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    Clare Richardson, world editor at Reuters, shares a photo of Times Square, where NYPD are on high alert in response to the Boston bombings.

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    National Guard gathering at Boston Common, via Taylor Dobbs.

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    Aftermath of the explosion at the sidelines of the Boston Marathon.

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    One of the blast sites on Boylston Street near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon is investigated by two people in protective suits in the wake of two blasts in Boston Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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    Via @BBCBreaking, the Boston Marathon dominates the headlines in the U.K.

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    A couple reunites after the Marathon, via Megan Johnson.

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Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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