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Block by block, Back Bay begins to recover

With a heavy police presence and an onslaught of media, the Back Bay streets around the Marathon bombing sites began coming back to life Wednesday.

On Boston Common and in the Public Garden, tourists and locals participated in the usual rites of spring: taking Swan Boat rides, throwing Frisbees, and laying on blankets.

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