Maybe I missed it in the US press, but I never saw this heart-stopping shot of the Martin family and other innocent Americanss in the presence of pure evil, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (circled in red), who has just set his back-pack bomb packed with nails and ball bearings near the Boston Marathon finish line.
Young Richard, 9, circled in blue, was killed, his mother Denise suffered brain injuries and lost the sight in one eye, and little Jane, in the green jacket next to Richard, lost her left leg. Father Bill, who was finishing the race, is still recovering from a shrapnel wound and hopes to regain hearing he lost in the blast.
According to the London Daily Mail, which published the picture and update on the Martin family last week, Jane has now undergone her eleventh surgery to close the wound on her leg and to prepare it eventually to be fitted for a prosthesis. "She has battled infections in the hospital and faces more surgeries," the newspaper reports.
Tamarlan Tsarnaev lies at rest in a Virginia cemetery.