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There have been multiple explosions at the finish line for the Boston Marathon, with reports of at least "dozens" of injuries.

We spoke to a Boston Police Department Spokesperson who said there was "some sort of incident at 671 Boylston Street", which is the finish line for the race. They could not give out further information at the time of the call. Live video from CBS shows ambulances at the scene.

Fox News reports that there were two explosions, while the Boston Herlad reports that the explosion seemed to be centered in a 'trash can'. There are also reports that the headquarters of the Boston Marathon are now on lockdown.

Reporters on the scene are reporting dozens of injuries and lost limbs. TV crews are showing images with lots of blood on the ground.

"There are people who are really, really bloody," runner Laura McLean of Toronto told the AP. "They were pulling them into the medical tent."

The pictures below all appear to be from the scene. Some show smoke and the explosion, others appear to show injured people (warning some photos may be upsetting):

RT @joshcox: Do not go near the finish line at the #BostonMararthon -- 2 explosions in buildings twitter.com/JoshCox/status…

— Runner's World (@runnersworld) April 15, 2013

Explosion at coply twitter.com/Boston_to_a_T/…

— Boston to a T (@Boston_to_a_T) April 15, 2013

What the fuck just happened?#bostonmarathon twitter.com/theoriginalwak…

— Tyler Wakstein (@theoriginalwak) April 15, 2013

Runners blocked off #bostonmarathon twitter.com/Kevin_J_Donova…

— Kevin J Donovan (@Kevin_J_Donovan) April 15, 2013

We will be updating this post as we find out more...

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