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This Is Not The Boston Marathon Bomber

The man in the white baseball hat, whose photo the New York Post published while suggesting he was a target of the Boston bombing investigation, has been cleared.

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From the New York Post article outing Barhoun as a possible suspect:

Investigators probing the deadly Boston Marathon bombings are circulating photos of two men spotted chatting near the packed finish line, The Post has learned.

In the photos being distributed by law-enforcement officials among themselves, one of the men is carrying a blue duffel bag. The other is wearing a black backpack in the first photo, taken at 10:53 a.m., but it is not visible in the second, taken at 12:30 p.m.

The basis of the suspicion around Barhoun and the man in blue next to him had to do with a photo of Barhoun wearing a backpack and then not being able to see his backpack in another photo.

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Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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