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Crowds gather on L Street Beach, in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston. New England is giving the rest of the country a possible glimpse into the future if more Americans get vaccinated. The six-state region has among the highest vaccination rates in the U.S. and is seeing sustained drops in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

Election officials sort and count absentee and early voting ballots inside Boston City Hall, in Boston.

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Dustin Johnson holds the trophy after winning the Northern Trust golf tournament at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass.

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Dustin Johnson reacts to his birdie on the 17th hole during the third round of the Northern Trust golf tournament at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass.

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A passer-by walks near a damaged Christopher Columbus statue in a waterfront park near the city's traditionally Italian North End neighborhood, in Boston. The statue was found beheaded Wednesday morning, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said.

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Demonstrators lie face down depicting George Floyd during his detention by police during a protest against police brutality on Boston Common. Floyd, an African American, died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air.

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Indian-Americans display placards during a rally in the support of amended Citizenship Act, in Boston, America.

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In this file photo, former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley delivers the Harvard Mahindra lecture at the Harvard South Asia Institute in Boston.

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Rapper Gucci Mane and his wife, Keyshia Ka'Oir, walk off the court at halftime while attending Game 3 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks in Boston.

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Lawrence Cherono, of Kenya, lifts the trophy after winning the 123rd Boston Marathon in Boston.

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Government workers and their supporters hold signs during a protest in Boston. The workers rallied with Democratic U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and other supporters to urge that the Republican president put an end to the shutdown so they can get back to work.

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A rainbow is seen over Fenway Park before Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Boston.

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Apple customers shop in the Highland Village Apple store in Houston. The newly released products included the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and the Series 4 watch.

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The house owned by Lawrence Police Officer Ivan Soto sits nearly burned to the ground on Jefferson Street, in Lawrence, Mass. It was one of multiple houses that went up in flames afternoon after gas explosions and fires triggered by a problem with a gas line that feeds homes in several communities north of Boston. After rushing home to check on his family and warn his neighbors to evacuate, Soto went back on patrol while his house was burning down.

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In this image take from video provided by WCVB in Boston, firefighters battle a raging house fire in Lawrence, Mass, a suburb of Boston.

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Residents cover their face from the smoke while being evacuated from homes as firefighters battle a fire on Bowdoin St., in Lawrence., Mass. A problem with a gas line that feeds homes in several communities north of Boston triggered a series of gas explosions and fires.

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Multiple fire trucks from surrounding communities arrive in Lawrence, Mass., responding to a series of gas explosions and fires triggered by a problem with a gas line that feeds homes in several communities north of Boston.

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Crews work to knock down a fire in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The company that owns Columbia Gas says its crews are performing safety checks after a series of fires and explosions erupted in three communities north of Boston. Authorities are blaming over-pressurized gas lines and previously told all residents with Columbia Gas service in those areas to evacuate.

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Firefighters battle a house fire, on Herrick Road in North Andover, Mass., one of multiple emergency crews responding to a series of gas explosions and fires triggered by a problem with a gas line that feeds homes in several communities north of Boston.

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In this image take from video provided by WCVB in Boston, flames rise from a house in Lawrence, Mass, a suburb of Boston.

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In this image take from video provided by WCVB in Boston, flames consume the roof of a home in Lawrence, Mass, a suburb of Boston.

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Firefighters battle a house fire, on Herrick Road in North Andover, Mass., one of multiple emergency crews responding to a series of gas explosions and fires triggered by a problem with a gas line that feeds homes in several communities north of Boston.

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In this image take from video provided by WCVB in Boston, firefighters battle a large structure fire in Lawrence, Mass, a suburb of Boston.

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In this image take from video provided by WCVB in Boston, firefighters battle a large structure fire in Lawrence, Mass, a suburb of Boston. Emergency crews are responding to what they believe is a series of gas explosions that have damaged homes across three communities north of Boston.

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Canadian country and pop star Shania Twain, center, performs at the TD Garden in Boston, during her Shania Now Tour.

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A crowd gathers to view The USS Constitution in Boston to fire guns in salute and to receive a salute from three military canons there. The world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat left its berth at the Charlestown Navy Yard and glided through the harbor to mark 242 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The ship nicknamed "Old Ironsides" traveled to Fort Independence on Castle Island to fire a 21-gun salute. The ship's commander saluted the crowds gathered there.

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People rally outside the Statehouse, in Boston, to protest how immigrants are being treated both on the border with Mexico and in Massachusetts.

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Yuki Kawauchi, of Japan, wins the 122nd Boston Marathon in Boston. He is the first Japanese man to win the race since 1987.

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Boston area students chant on the Statehouse steps during a rally in Boston.

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People walk past rows of snow-covered cars on Marginal Street in Boston. The Boston area was hit with it's third nor'easter of the month a storm that brought powerful gusts of wind.

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Bicycles are chained to a railing are covered with snow at the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina in Boston. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for much of the coast of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.

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Mollie Lane carries a shovel-full of snow down the street to a pile while digging her car out in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston. Frigid temperatures, some that could feel as cold as minus 30 degrees, moved across the East Coast on Friday as the region attempted to clean up from a massive winter storm.

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Pedestrians cross the street in downtown Boston. A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold.

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Sea ice floats in Boston Harbor, in Boston. After a week of frigid temperatures, a major winter storm is predicted for the region.

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People walk past a blue lobster ice sculpture outside the New England Aquarium as the temperature hovers in the low teens, in Boston. The National Weather Service said there's the potential for record-breaking cold this week in New England.

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Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks at a event organized by US-India Strategic Partnership Forum and FICCI in Boston.

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley delivers the Harvard Mahindra lecture at the Harvard South Asia Institute in Boston.

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Police escort away a counterprotester near a "Free Speech" rally staged by conservative activists, in Boston. An estimated 15,000 counterprotesters marched through the city to historic Boston Common, where many gathered near a bandstand abandoned early by conservatives who had planned to deliver a series of speeches. Police vans later escorted the conservatives out of the area, and angry counterprotesters scuffled with armed officers trying to maintain order.

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People dive into the Charles River during the "City Splash" event, in Boston. For the fifth year in a row, intrepid swimmers get a rare chance to beat the summer heat with a dip in the once notoriously filthy Charles River, where conservationists are working to build a permanent swim park.

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The remains of mobile homes destroyed by a wildfire are seen in Boston Flats as a fire burns on a mountain near Ashcroft, British Columbia. Wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western U.S. and Canada, destroying a smattering of homes and forcing thousands to flee.

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Confetti falls on the Hatch Shell during a rehearsal for the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade, in Boston.

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Emergency personnel work at the scene where a taxi driver struck a group of pedestrians, injuring several, in Boston. A police official said the crash is believed to be a case of "operator error" in which the driver stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake.

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A performer participates in the annual Pride Day Parade in Boston. Bostonians of all sexual preferences are expected to pack a downtown square for the city's 47th annual parade.

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Former President Barack Obama, center, is presented with the 2017 Profile in Courage award by former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, left, as former first lady Michelle Obama, right, looks on during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, in Boston.

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Former President Barack Obama speaks after being presented with the 2017 Profile in Courage award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, in Boston.

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Kathrine Switzer, center, the first official woman entrant in the Boston Marathon 50 years ago, wears the same bib number after finishing the marathon, in Boston. With Switzer are her husband Roger Robinson, left, and Joann Flaminio, right, of the Boston Athletic Association.

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Edna Kiplagat, of Kenya, wins the women's division of the 121st Boston Marathon, in Boston.

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Geoffrey Kirui, of Kenya, crosses the finish line to win the 121st Boston Marathon, in Boston.

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Boston Bruins fans walk to a game against the Florida Panthers at TD Garden as snow falls, in Boston. The April Fools Day storm that brought heavy, wet snow to much of northern New England is winding down, but not before causing crashes on highways across the region and leaving thousands without power.

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People struggle to walk in the blowing snow during a winter storm, in Boston.

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Izzy Berdan, of Boston, center, wears an American flags as he chants slogans with other demonstrators during a rally against President Donald Trump's order that restricts travel to the U.S., in Boston.

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Thousands of people fill Boston Common during a Women's March in Boston. The march is being held in solidarity with similar events taking place in Washington and around the nation.

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Boston Ballet dancers perform excerpts from the Nutcracker in the atrium of International Place, in Boston.

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Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises receives the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award from Nitin Nohria, Dean, Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts.

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A group of Indian students from the Harvard University holding a peaceful demonstration n front of a venue of the Annual India Conference at Harvard in Boston in protest against the suicide of a dalit research scholar in Hyderabad.

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In this Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, photo, lettuce seedlings rest in a container under a blue light inside a freight container converted into a vegetable garden in Boston. The Boston-based company is repurposing shipping containers as mobile farms. Freight Farms sells 320-square-foot containers equipped with high-tech hydroponic equipment that’s capable of producing the typical yield for two acres of farmland in any climate, and uses 90 percent less water.

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Tatyana McFadden, of Russia, hoists her trophy after winning the women's wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon, in Boston.

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Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk, left, and Los Angeles Lakers forward Ed Davis, right, tangle as they position for a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston. The Celtics defeated the Lakers 113-96.

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Boston Red Sox's Yoenis Cespedes is doused by Christian Vazquez and Xander Bogaerts (2) after hitting the game-winning RBI single against the Toronto Blue Jays during the 10th inning of their 9-8 win in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston.

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Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, California, celebrates his victory in the 118th Boston Marathon in Boston.

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A color guard marches as family members and survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings attend a remembrance ceremony at the finish line on Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, right, and teammate Mike Carp celebrate after the Red Sox clinched the AL East with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game at Fenway Park, in Boston.

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In this April 19, 2013 Massachusetts State Police photo, 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, bloody and disheveled with the red dot of a sniper's rifle laser sight on his forehead, raises his hand from inside a boat at the time of his capture by law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Mass.

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A couple photograph themselves amongst a sea of flags on Boston Common in Boston. The flags were placed by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund in memory of every fallen Massachusetts service member from the Civil War to the present.

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The mother of the two Boston bombing suspects at a press conference in the southern Russian province of Dagestan.

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File: Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev has been charged with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction against persons and property in the US and could face the death penalty if convicted.

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In this Friday, April 19, 2013 photo obtained by The Associated Press and authenticated by a member of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, ATF and FBI agents check suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for explosives and also give him medical attention after he was apprehended in Watertown, Mass., at the end of a tense day that began with his older brother, Tamerlan, dying in a getaway attempt.

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This screen grab shows a tweet from the compromised "60 Minutes" Twitter account, Saturday, April 20, 2013. The Twitter accounts for two national CBS programs have been compromised and suspended. A CBS News spokeswoman confirmed that the tweets sent earlier in the afternoon from the "60 Minutes" and "48 Hours" Twitter handles saying their accounts were compromised are correct.

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Combo image shows Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19. The FBI says the two brothers and suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during a getaway attempt in a long night of violence that left Tamerlan dead and Dzhokhar still at large. The ethnic Chechen brothers lived in Dagestan, which borders the Chechnya region in southern Russia. They lived near Boston and had been in the U.S. for about a decade.

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A police officer reacts to news of the arrest of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects in Boston. Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured in Watertown, Mass.

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Police stand guard outside Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center after an ambulance carrying Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a19-year-old Massachusetts college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings, arrived.

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This still frame from video shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev visible through an ambulance after he was captured in Watertown, Mass. A 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings was taken into custody after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead.

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A crowd gathers at Boston Common after the final suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing was arrested. Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured in Watertown, Mass.

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A sign calling for citizens of Boston to "Shelter in Place" is shown on I-93 in Boston. Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt that left one of them dead and another still at large.

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Officials search an area on Arsenal Street in Watertown, Mass., as they search for surviving suspect in Boston Marathon explosions.

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Ruslan Tsarni, the uncle of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, speaks with the media outside his home in Montgomery Village in Md. Tsarni urged his nephew to turn himself in.

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In this undated photo provided by Robin Young, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, poses for a photo after graduating from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School. Tsarnaev has been identified as the surviving suspect in the marathon bombings.

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The FBI releases photos of two suspects it wants to identify as part of the investigation into Boston marathon bombings.

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A major police operation is under way in the Boston area following the killing of a police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge.

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President Barack Obama meets with Boston Athletic Association volunteers after attend the "Healing Our City: An Interfaith Service" at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, for victims of Monday's Boston Marathon explosions.

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President Barack Obama speaks during an interfaith healing service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston for victims of Boston Marathon explosions.

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Officials in tactical gear stand guard behind a Boston Police Department barricade near the site of the Boston Marathon explosions in Boston. The city continues to cope following explosions near the finish line of the marathon.

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Investigators comb through the post finish line area of the Boston Marathon at Boylston Street, two days after two bombs exploded just before the finish line in Boston.

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Emma MacDonald, 21, center, cries during a vigil for the victims of the Boston Marathon explosions at Boston Common. Twin explosions near the marathon’s finish line on Monday killed three people, wounded more than 170 and reawakened fears of terrorism.

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Mourners attend candlelight vigil for Martin Richard an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing at Garvey Park, near Richard's home in the Dorchester section of Boston.

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A U.S. Capitol police officer monitors the area as an American flag flies at half-staff on Capitol Hill in Washington after Boston Marathon explosions.

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An Amtrak Police officer and his police dog monitor travelers at the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. The deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon reverberated on both sides of the Atlantic, as cities from Los Angeles to London saw an increase in security.

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President Barack Obama turns to leave after speaking in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington following the explosions at the Boston Marathon.

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The flag flies at half staff in front of the Neighborhood House Charter School in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. Boston Marathon bombing victim, 8-year old Martin Richard attended the school.

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Injured people and debris lie on the sidewalk near the Boston Marathon finish line following an explosion in Boston.

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One of the blast sites on Boylston Street near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon is investigated by two people in protective suits in the wake of two blasts in Boston.

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People react as an explosion goes off near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon in Boston.

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Bill Iffrig, 78, lies on the ground as police officers react to a second explosion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston.

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An injured woman is tended to at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, in Boston.

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Medical workers aid an injured man at the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston. Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing 3 people, injuring 140 others and sending authorities rushing to aid wounded spectators.

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Volunteers display placards at India-Pakistan peace vigil at Harvard Square in Boston.

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Brother of Seshadri Rao, a Boston University graduate student who was shot to death tries to console his mother K. Bijayalaxmi, left, who breaks down after the body of Rao arrived at the airport in Bhubaneswar. The 24-year-old from India had been shot in the head and leg and was found in the city's Brighton neighborhood just after 2:30 a.m. Rao had enrolled in a highly selective graduate management program last year.

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Wesley Korir, left, and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya, kiss the winner's trophy after winning the men's and women's divisions of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston.

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