The city of Boston celebrated the incredible strength and spirit of its people this week when the world’s oldest marathon was held on Monday.
A year after two explosions ripped through the finishing line in Copley Square, killing three people and injuring more than 260, Boston showed how resilient its citizens are in the face of adversity.
Around 36,000 runners - 9,000 more than last year - and an estimated 1 million spectators came back to the 26.2-mile (42.2-km) course to erase the bitter memories of the terrorist attack.
In addition, participant Meb Keflezighi gave all the more reason for the United States to celebrate when he became the first American male athlete to win the Boston Marathon in three decades.
Have a look at some of the most memorable moments from April 21 below:
Survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis (C) crosses the Boston Marathon finish line with her twin older brothers Timothy (L) and David Hasle.
Survivors Celeste Corcoran (C) and her daughter Sydney (R) finish the race with Celeste's sister Carmen Acabbo.
2013 Boston Marathon survivor Heather Abbott (R) finishes the race.
Meb Keflezighi of the U.S. celebrates with his wife Yordanos Asgedom after winning the men's division.
Survivor Lynn Crisci (C) wipes her face before the start of the mobility impaired division.
Survivors Erika Brannock (L) and Celeste Corcoran hug at the finish line.
A handmade memorial to the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings stands at the site of the first bomb blast.
Boston Marathon bombing survivors Patrick Downes (L) and Jessica Kensky cross the finish line.
Keflezighi of the U.S. (bottom) is congratulated by bombing survivor Jeff Bauman (top C) after winning the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.