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Bill Iffrig, 78, lies on the ground as police officers react to a second explosion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. Iffrig, of Lake Stevens, Wash., was running his third Boston Marathon and near the finish line when he was knocked down by one of two bomb blasts. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, John Tlumacki)

Boston Globe photographer John Tlumacki was covering the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon at the finish line when the world around him exploded.

In the moments after a terror attack ripped through the crowd and injured more than 100 people, Tlumacki began immediately telling the story through images. One of the first he made was of 78-year-old Bill Iffrig, a Washington State native nearing the end of the race as the first bomb exploded.

Iffrig, lying on the street as first responders rushed to his side, quickly found himself as one of the iconic images of the chaos in the moments after the Boston Marathon attack. Both Iffrig and Tlumacki, in separate accounts as a runner and a journalist, gave their stories about the moment and the day's events.

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Bill Iffrig, 78, lies on the ground as police officers react to a second explosion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. Visible in the background is a fireball as the second bomb blast erupts. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, John Tlumacki)

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One of David Guttenfelder's Instagram images of North Korea.

David Guttenfelder, the Associated Press chief photographer in Asia, made a quiet splash a month ago when he began posting Instagram photos in real time from his iPhone inside North Korea.

The extremely secretive company has had little Internet service and even less willingness to allow anyone, particularly foreigners, to report non-vetted information. With the opening of an Associated Press bureau in North Korea in 2012, that dynamic changed just a bit. And while the flow of information is nowhere near open, there are more glimpses coming out of the country.

Glimpses like the reporting Guttenfelder did in March, enabled in part because of Pyongyang's decision to open up 3G wireless service - for foreigners only:

This past week marked my 20th trip to North Korea. It started in 2000 when I accompanied then-US Secretary of State Madelline Albright's visit to meet the late leader Kim Jong Il. During that trip, we were told not to take photos from the bus we traveled in and my hotel window was covered with a black plastic sheet.

So, fast forward to this past week when North Korea's mobile phone service provider, Koryolink, announced that foreigners visiting North Korea will be allowed to bring in their phones and can connect to the internet on the DPRK's 3G network.

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