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From around the world, flags honor Boston

One of the seven-inch fabric squares, sent from New York, features a baked bean wearing a Band-Aid. A square from Germany shows a cuckoo clock with a heart springing forth instead of a bird. Boston team logos fill several squares, as do hearts, many of them broken.

On Thursday, the Museum of Fine Arts unveils a mile-long display of 1,500 tiny flags, sent from around the world, to honor the victims of the Marathon bombings and bring messages of hope to a city trying to heal.

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