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Red Sox fans flock to Fenway, Marathon finish line

As the celebration at Fenway carried into Thursday morning, hundreds of people assembled at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Traffic stopped. And some knelt down to touch, or kiss, the blue and yellow stripe on Boylston Street.

It was a moment that defined what this World Series championship meant: the crowning achievement of a team’s rise from the ashes of last year’s lost season, and a city’s rise from its darkest hours last April.

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