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Spectators gather by the thousands on Boylston Street

An exuberant crowd of thousands gathered today along Boylston Street in Boston, cheering their hearts out for the runners nearing the finish line of the 118th Boston Marathon, a race marked this year by heightened security and a resolve not to be deterred by last year’s terror attacks.

As the runners completed the 26.2-mile course, they were greeted by a crowd that lined the sidewalks eight to 10 deep, block after block after block.

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