What Boston Was Like After The Marathon Bombing Suspect Was Captured

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After the Boston Marathon bombing suspect was captured, many in Boston celebrated.

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A large group went to Boston Common.

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There was a moment of silence.

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And everyone sang the National Anthem.

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And “Sweet Caroline.”

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People cheered.

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In contrast, this was the scene hours earlier:

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Things were more quiet on Boylston Street Friday night.

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A group of people gathered around a makeshift memorial on the street.

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But no matter where they were, people thanked Boston police officers.

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