Photo of the week: Black Hawk over Boston

The week began with two bombs exploding at the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday. On Friday, nearly the entire city was in lockdown as U.S. military helped in a massive manhunt for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The 19-year-old was on the run after escaping a shootout with police during which his brother, Tamerlan, 26, was killed ...

Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images
Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images
Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

The week began with two bombs exploding at the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday. On Friday, nearly the entire city was in lockdown as U.S. military helped in a massive manhunt for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The 19-year-old was on the run after escaping a shootout with police during which his brother, Tamerlan, 26, was killed while reportedly wearing explosives. The duo allegedly killed an MIT police officer, held up a 7-11, and then carjacked a Mercedes-Benz before police caught up to them.

The week began with two bombs exploding at the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday. On Friday, nearly the entire city was in lockdown as U.S. military helped in a massive manhunt for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The 19-year-old was on the run after escaping a shootout with police during which his brother, Tamerlan, 26, was killed while reportedly wearing explosives. The duo allegedly killed an MIT police officer, held up a 7-11, and then carjacked a Mercedes-Benz before police caught up to them.

Kevin Baron is a national security reporter for Foreign Policy, covering defense and military issues in Washington. He is also vice president of the Pentagon Press Association. Baron previously was a national security staff writer for National Journal, covering the "business of war." Prior to that, Baron worked in the resident daily Pentagon press corps as a reporter/photographer for Stars and Stripes. For three years with Stripes, Baron covered the building and traveled overseas extensively with the secretary of defense and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, covering official visits to Afghanistan and Iraq, the Middle East and Europe, China, Japan and South Korea, in more than a dozen countries. From 2004 to 2009, Baron was the Boston Globe Washington bureau's investigative projects reporter, covering defense, international affairs, lobbying and other issues. Before that, he muckraked at the Center for Public Integrity. Baron has reported on assignment from Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and the South Pacific. He was won two Polk Awards, among other honors. He has a B.A. in international studies from the University of Richmond and M.A. in media and public affairs from George Washington University. Originally from Orlando, Fla., Baron has lived in the Washington area since 1998 and currently resides in Northern Virginia with his wife, three sons, and the family dog, The Edge. Twitter: @FPBaron

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