Moment of silence marks Boston Marathon bombings

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A Boston police officer pauses on the finish line during a tribute in honor of the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
From right, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, react along with the family of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, behind, during a remembrance ceremony at the finish line on Boylston Street in Boston, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, center, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, third from right, and Vice President Joe Biden, right, salute along with the family of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, behind, during a remembrance ceremony at the finish line on Boylston Street in Boston, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
BOSTON - APRIL 15: Front row, from second left, former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Vice President Joe Biden, and Gov. Deval Patrick observe a moment of silence during a tribute to the Boston Marathon bombing victims and survivors on April 15, 2014, the one year anniversary of the tragedy. The family of Martin Richard stands behind. A flag-raising and moment of silence followed a ceremony at Hynes Convention Center marking a year since the bombings. On April 15, 2013, two homemade explosive devices killed three and injured more than 250 near the finish line of the race. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Sharon Neary, of Rochester, New York, cries while watching a billboard television screen broadcasting the ceremony commemorating the one year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing , on April 15, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. Last year, two pressure cooker bombs killed three and injured an estimated 264 others during the Boston marathon, on April 15, 2013. Neary says she was standing near the site of the bombing before it went off. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
BOSTON - APRIL 15: Honor Guard members line up in front of the Forum Restaurant, one of the two bombing sites in Copley Square, where a wreath laying ceremony was held to commemorate the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing in Boston, April 15, 2014. One year ago, April 15, 2013, two homemade explosive devices killed three and injured more than 250 near the finish line of the race. (Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Police on bikes cycle across the Boston Marathon finish line prior to a remembrance ceremony for family members and survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing on Boylston Street in Boston, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
A runner passes as Boston Police honors change their post outside the Marathon Sports store, the site of the first of two bombs that exploded near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Boston. Three were killed and more than 260 injured in last year's explosions near the finish line of the race. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
People photograph a banner reading "Boston Strong" as it hangs at Rowes Wharf on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
Heather McDade, of Boston, right, reacts while watching a tribute ceremony with others on an over-sized outdoor monitor, Monday, April 14, 2014, on Boylston Street, in Boston. The ceremony is being held for those killed and injured in the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon a year ago. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
People photograph a banner reading "Boston Strong" hanging at Rowes Wharf on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
A law enforcement official patrols the area with a dog near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Boston. Vice President Joe Biden is expected to be among the dignitaries Tuesday during ceremonies to honor victims, and the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped them, following the April 15, 2013, bombings, during a tribute at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Officers stand guard next to a wreath marking the one of the bombing sites on the one year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, on April 15, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. Last year, two pressure cooker bombs killed three and injured an estimated 264 others during the Boston marathon, on April 15, 2013. Neary says she was standing near the site of the bombing before it went off. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Members of the Boston Police Department practice marching prior to a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the one year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, on April 15, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. Last year, two pressure cooker bombs killed three and injured an estimated 264 others during the Boston marathon, on April 15, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Security personnel walk across the Boston Marathon finish line prior to a remembrance ceremony for family members and survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, on Boylston Street in Boston, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: (L-R) Former Boston mayor Thomas Menino, mayor Marty Walsh, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Governor Deval Patrick, and Tom Grilk, Executive Director, Boston Athletic Association stand together with members of the victims families during the flag raising ceremony commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings on Boylston Street near the finish line on April 15, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. Last year, two pressure cooker bombs killed three and injured an estimated 264 others during the Boston marathon, on April 15, 2013. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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BOSTON (AP) -- Survivors, first-responders and public officials have observed a moment of silence near the Boston Marathon finish line to mark the moment two pressure cooker bombs exploded a year ago.

Three people were killed and 260 others injured in the attacks. MIT police officer Sean Collier was killed several days later, allegedly by the bombing suspects.

This year's running of the Boston Marathon, expected to be the second-largest in history, will take place on Monday.

About 2,500 people attended an invitation-only tribute at the Hynes Convention Center, then walked in the rain to the finish line for the moment of silence. Bells were rung and a flag was raised by Officer Richard Donohue, who was badly injured during a shootout with the bombing suspects.

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