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Runners reclaim Boston Marathon one year after attacks

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Tens of thousands of runners, cheered by a multitude of spectators, set off through the streets of Boston Monday to reclaim the world's oldest marathon from the fear left by last year's deadly twin bombing. 

Runners wait for the start gun at the beginning of the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014 in Hopkington, Massachusetts

More than 3,500 police, double the size of the force last year, and multiple government security agencies are keeping watch to prevent any replay of the ghastly carnage that devastated the race on April 15, 2013 when two explosive devices tore through the crowds at the finish line.

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