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Marathon bombings

Normalcy returns, but grief still lingers a month later

At the site of the first explosion, the one-month anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings passed as a typical Boylston Street tableau for much of Wednesday.

Business people and tourists, students and residents strolled or hurried past the place where a shrapnel-filled pressure cooker had created carnage only steps from the race’s finish line. Few stopped at the spot, and few hints of its significance could be found.

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