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Boston Bombings Called Act of Terror

BOSTON (CNN) — As the City of Boston deals with the aftermath of Monday’s horrific attack, President Obama said Tuesday the FBI is investigating it as an act of terror.

“The American people refuse to be terrorized. What the world saw yesterday in the aftermath were stories of heroism, kindness, generosity and love,” Obama said.

Investigators continue to search for a suspect and motive, asking for photos and videos taken at and around the Boston Marathon finish line to help their investigation. But that investigation doesn’t stop in Boston.

“This will be a worldwide investigation. We will go to the ends of the earth to identify the subject or the subjects who are responsible for this despicable crime, and we will do everything we can to bring them to justice,” said Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent-in-charge of the FBI’s Boston Field Office.

Three people were killed, including 8-year-old Martin Richard, who was seen in a Facebook photo holding a sign that reads “No more hurting people — Peace.” The child’s message transcended social media and echoed across the nation Tuesday as runners in Atlanta staged a silent run to honor him and other victims.

Dr. Ron Walls, one of many doctors treating the injured, said the victims of that terror are showing amazing resilience.

“I think the more people are challenged, the more they rise. I’ve seen many patients with critical illness and critical injuries, and still 30 years later I’m still impressed with how they handle it,” Dr. Walls said.

Now Boston and those injured are working to heal, with the support of an entire nation.

The New York Stock Exchange observed a moment of silence before ringing the opening bell, to honor Boston’s victims.

A $50,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the those behind Monday’s attacks.

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