Moment of silence held for marathon victims

Runners stand for a moment of silence to show support for the USA city of Boston, after a 3 mile run through the streets of Paris, Monday, April 22, 2013, in the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. The run was specially organized to show solidarity with the victims in Boston. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Runners stand for a moment of silence to show support for the USA city of Boston, after a 3 mile run through the streets of Paris, Monday, April 22, 2013, in the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. The run was specially organized to show solidarity with the victims in Boston. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

BOSTON (AP) — People in Boston and other cities are observing a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings one week after the explosions.

Two bombs exploded at 2:50 p.m. a week ago Monday as runners were crossing the finish line about four hours into the Boston Marathon. Three people were killed and more than 200 were injured. Many lost limbs.

At the statehouse in Boston, lawmakers are taking a break to gather outside and remember.

One of the suspected bombers died after a shootout with police and the other has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill.

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