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Thousands honor Marathon victims with vigils

First came the horror. Then came the desire to help. And by Tuesday evening, as the first 24 hours passed and shock became grief, the people of ­Boston gathered to begin what will be the longest chapter in the story of the Marathon bombing: the healing.

Across the region, thousands came out for vigils to honor the victims of the ­Marathon Monday attack, holding candles, reciting prayers, and vowing to never forget.

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