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The Boston Marathon’s Touching Makeshift Memorial

Three are dead and 176 are injured. Runners, local residents, and visitors pay their respects.

1. This is the intersection of Boylston and Arlington streets in Boston. Two bombs detonated less than four blocks from here during the Boston Marathon on Monday.

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2. On Tuesday morning, a memorial began to form at the intersection’s police barricade.

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SHANNON STAPLETON / Reuters
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5. By noon, there were more than a dozen flowers.

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6. Plus a few Boston tees.

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7. There were tributes to the injured runners, as well as the 8-year-old boy who died.

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8. That boy, Martin Richard, was among three who died in the explosions. At least 176 others were injured.

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