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Visitors flood sidewalks of reopened Boylston Street

By Saturday afternoon, ­under a warm sun, Boylston Street looked like it should on a perfect spring day: shoppers crowding into local stores, parking hard to come by, and sightseers packing the broad sidewalks that had been the scene of devastation 12 days before.

Young couples held shopping bags on bent arms and diners reclined on bistro seats on outdoor patios. Parents pushed children in strollers and pedicab drivers stood on their bikes at street corners, searching for customers. A saxophonist and guitarist played for change outside The Tannery.

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