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Shoppers out in force as Christmas approaches

It’s an annual tradition for South Boston resident Nick Johnson: Another year, another 11th-hour bout of holiday gift-getting.

“Last-minute shopping is the only kind of shopping I do,” said Johnson, 31, as he began to scour Back Bay storefronts for gifts. “Between work and all the holiday parties, it’s impossible to get out.”

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