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The Boston Globe


An uneasy calm in the heart of Boston

Commerce starts again — slowly

In the blocks around the bomb blasts, nothing about Tuesday was normal.

Back Bay office towers were eerily quiet and patrolled by armed guards. Workers had their bags checked at their buildings, or their cars at parking garages. And on streets usually bustling with people, the loudest noise came from the sky, as helicopters hovered above a district that remained on lockdown.

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