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Thousands turn out for Marathon interfaith memorial service

They had been close to the epicenter — blocks or steps away from the two explosions that rocked the Back Bay on Monday. They heard the booms, or felt the rumble of the ground, or smelled the acrid air along Boylston Street.

And on Thursday, they wanted to be close again — this time to the healing.

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