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Photos: Sport events and terror attacks

Updated 8:12 AM ET, Sun April 21, 2013
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On April 15, 2013, two bombs exploded in the crowded street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 140 others. It was the latest in a series of terrorist attacks on sporting events going back to the 1970s. See all photography related to the Boston bombings. John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
The 1972 Munich Olympics is remembered for tragedy, rather than sporting excellence, after 11 Israeli athletes were killed by the Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. Getty Images
The Olympics were targeted again in 1996 when a bomb at Centennial Park killed one and injured hundreds of others during a free concert in the U.S. city of Atlanta. Gray Mortimore/Getty Images
Between May and July 2006, Iraqi sportspeople were the target of a number of attacks. The 15 members of the Taekwondo team were kidnapped and never seen again, while a national tennis coach and two players were killed following an attack on a sports conference in Baghdad. Ali Al-Saadi/Getty Images
In April 2008, a suspected Tamil Tiger suicide bomber detonated a device at the start of a marathon celebrating Sri Lanka's New Year. Highways minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, former Olympic marathon runner KA Karunaratne and the national athletics coach, Lakshman de Alwis, were among the dozen people killed. Lakruwan/AFP/Getty Images
New Zealand cricket captain Stephen Fleming was forced to hold back the tears in May 2002, after his team ended its tour of Pakistan when a suicide bomber attacked outside the team's hotel in Karachi. Fourteen people were killed, including 11 French Navy experts, two Pakistanis and the Pakistan team's physiotherapist. Ross Land/Getty Images
Sri Lanka's national cricket team was evacuated by helicopter during its tour to Pakistan in 2009 after seven people were killed when the team bus was attacked in Lahore. Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images
Three people were killed and nine were injured when the Togo football team bus was ambushed in Angola before the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. Rebels used machine guns on the vehicle as it traveled from the Democratic Republic of Congo into Angola's oil-rich region of Cabinda. Emile Kouton/AFP/Getty Images