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Melissa Renée Schumacher—The Tech

Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the memorial service on Wednesday. Other notable guest included Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, singer-songwriter James Taylor, and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Tiffany Ira Huang—The Tech

The thousands of law enforcement officers present at fallen MIT police officer Sean Collier’s memorial were seated Wednesday morning before a majority of MIT community members arrived at Briggs Field.

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(Left to right) Mo (Jasmin Riggins), Albert (Gary Maitland), Robbie (Paul Brannigan), and Rhino (William Ruane).

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Pål Hagen plays Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl in Kon-Tiki, a film about the 1947 expedition from South America to the Polynesian islands.

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A shark nears Thor’s raft Kon-Tiki in the Pacific Ocean.

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Album cover art of Mosquito.

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Allison M. Schneider (left) confronts Chris D. Smith ’13 and Emily K. Lydic ‘14 in Dramashop’s dark comedy, No Exit.

Melissa Renée Schumacher—The Tech

The MIT community joined law enforcement officials at the service.

Chris Benson

More than 10,000 guests were in attendance at the memorial in Briggs Field.

Tiffany Ira Huang—The Tech

A Massachusetts State Police helicopter flies over Briggs Field as part of an honorary flyover after the memorial for MIT Police Officer Sean Collier.

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(Left to right) Albert (Gary Maitland), Robbie (Paul Brannigan), and Rhino (William Ruane) with policemen.

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Olga Kurylenko and Ben Affleck in To The Wonder.

Melissa Renée Schumacher—The Tech

Members of the Irish American Police Officers Association of Massachusetts play on the bagpipes in honor of Sean Collier.

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Rachel McAdams and Ben Affleck in To The Wonder.

Tiffany Ira Huang—The Tech

A large American flag was raised behind the stage at the memorial by two firetruck ladders.

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Olga Kurylenko in To The Wonder.

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Cover art of Light for Visual Artist.

Annie Jiao

Members of the MIT community eat dinner in the Simmons Dining Hall.

Annie Jiao

Members of the MIT Dining staff take a short break during dinner.

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