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At Copley Square, reopening and reflection

At 3:35 a.m. Wednesday, an official in a passing police truck gave the all-clear. Officers lifted barricades and stacked them on the sidewalk. And just like that, without fanfare or ceremony, Boylston Street was back open for business.

Nine days after tragedy struck the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring 262, pedestrian traffic ­began to trickle back onto the once-busy commercial thoroughfare that had been blocked off by police as a crime scene.

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