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Disgust, outrage greet news of Tsarnaev cover in Boston

A flattering picture of a shaggy Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone, which some have compared to portraits of Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison, has sparked a raft of criticism throughout the region, from local officials who called the cover tasteless to merchants vowing to keep the issue off their shelves.

For Wendy Lampner, who wiped away tears as she mulled the devastation beside the finish line on Boylston Street Wednesday afternoon, it was hard to fathom why the magazine’s editors chose to put an almost sultry photo of the surviving suspect in the Marathon bombings on their cover, a prominent perch that for decades has featured rock stars and other celebrities.

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