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Mourners pause for moment of silence one week after Boston attack

A woman wipes a tear at a memorial for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on Boylston Street near the race finish line, on April 22, in Boston, Mass. At 2:50 p.m., exactly one week after the bombings, many bowed their heads and cried at the makeshift memorial on Boylston Street, three blocks from the site of the explosions, where bouquets of flowers, handwritten messages, and used running shoes were piled on the sidewalk.
A woman wipes a tear at a memorial for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on Boylston Street near the race finish line, on April 22, in Boston, Mass. At 2:50 p.m., exactly one week after the bombings, many bowed their heads and cried at the makeshift memorial on Boylston Street, three blocks from the site of the explosions, where bouquets of flowers, handwritten messages, and used running shoes were piled on the sidewalk.Robert F. Bukaty / AP

By Matthew DeLuca, Staff Writer, NBC News

Boston observed a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. Monday – exactly one week after an annual springtime rite in the city was shattered by a pair of explosions that killed three people and injured more than 200, including some who lost legs.

From the race’s finish line on Boylston Street to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, mourners inside and out of Boston took a moment to remember those they lost. Continue reading.

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