After Boston Marathon explosions, pictures and prayers spread on Twitter

At least 100 people are injured and three are dead after two bombs exploded near the finish line to the Boston Marathon. 

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The AP reported that cellphone service in Boston has been shut down “to prevent any potential remote detonations of explosives.”

The Boston Police Department’s official Twiiter account is keeping the public informed of press conferences, casualty counts and more.

People who ran the race have taken to social media to share that they’re all right. Twitter has also became a place for people to post their prayers and well wishes, as well as dramatic pictures from the scene.

#Fotos: Momento exacto de una de las explosiones en el Martón de Boston.

— Terra México (@TerraMexico) April 15, 2013

Several phrase related to the Boston Marathon also emerged as trending topics on Twitter. By 4 p.m. ET, #prayforBoston, two explosions, #explosion, and #thoughtsandprayers were trending on Twitter.

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