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‘Dear World’: Boston Marathon survivors return to finish line

Nearly one year after the Boston Marathon bombing, photographer Robert X. Fogarty and his team captured portraits of these survivors and first responders as they reflect on their healing and recovery.

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Heather Abbott

"I think that the experience of losing my leg has made me become more compassionate, so I may have less of a leg now, but I think my heart is bigger because of it."

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Nick Yanni

In memoriam of Krystle Campbell. May 3, 1983-April 15, 2013. Pictured: Nick Yanni, Marathon survivor.

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Sydney Corcoran

I think that everyone has scars, and we should embrace them. I've learned that we can overcome the obstacles that gave those scars to us," says Cocoran of Lowell, Mass.

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Alyssa and Brittany Loring

From left, Alyssa and Brittany Loring. "The love and outreach of our community far outweighs the negativity of the event."

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Lee Ann Yanni

In memoriam of Martin Richard. June 9, 2004 - April 15, 2013. Pictured: Lee Ann Yanni, Marathon survivor.

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Celeste and Sydney Corcoran

Celeste and Sydney Corcoran posed together on Boylston Street for the first time since the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon. Mother and daughter both suffered grevious injuries in the terrorist attack.

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Michael Bourgault

"Every day my wife and I try to move on with our lives. We try to get back to where we were before this terrible incident took place after 36 years of marriage."

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Celeste Corcoran

"My message is 'Still Standing.' I wrote 'Still Standing' because the bombers hurt me - they took my legs - but I can still stand on them," says Cocoran of Lowell, Mass.

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Dave Fortier

In memoriam of Lu Lingzi. August 17, 1989 - April 15, 2013.

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Elizabeth Bermingham

In memoriam of Sean Collier. January 3, 1986 - April 18 2013.

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Roseann Sdoia

"I think it's part of our therapy to get through what happened to us," says the Boston resident. "I feel like it was supposed to happen. I feel like my life was supposed to change."

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Allison Elliot

"It was important for me to depict strength and power in the picture as well, but limit my face because the image is for all Bostonians," says Elliot of Boston.

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