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PHOENIX -

Ever since the FBI made the extraordinary move of asking spectators to send in their photos of the Boston Marathon, investigators have been inundated with e-mails.

They've already received thousands of photos and videos.

One valley man snapped photos at the spot where the first bomb went off.

He is still very shaken up -- he was standing right where when the first bomb exploded, but left just a few minutes before the blast.

The FBI now has one of his photos as they try to identify the bomber.

Gary Kravetz sent the photo to FOX 10 and after looking at it, we noticed a man carrying what appeared to be a black duffle bag in the area where the bomb went off.  Of course, it could be nothing, but we forwarded it to the FBI anyway.

Kravetz has been racking his brain trying to remember anything suspicious.

"I am getting like spots in my mind, just visual. We talked to so many people..everyone was Canada, Portland or Colorado. Talking and enjoying ..and then this happens," he said.

The FBI has already received over 2,000 photos and videos since making a public plea.

"If you were there and you were taking pictures, chances are you have something that might be relevant," said former Phoenix Police Sgt. Andy Hill.

Hill says investigators will likely be taking all those photos and creating a visual timeline of events leading up to and after the explosions.

"Bring them in because you may have the clue that solves the crime," said Hill. "The chances are very likely that somebody has a picture of that suspect or suspects doing what they were doing at some point, tying them to both locations."

Investigators are still asking for more photos.  We know there were a lot of valley runners in that marathon, so if you were there and have photos or video, send an e-mail to boston@ic.fbi.gov.

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