Scenes at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Mountbellew, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

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 Boston bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with red dot of sniper’s rifle sight centred on his forehead - one of the dramatic pictures released without permission by  Sgt Sean Murphy, a tactical photographer with the Massachusetts state police.  He has been suspended from duty as a result.

A police photographer, furious with a Rolling Stone magazine cover photo he says glamorises the surviving Boston Marathon suspect, has released gritty(...)