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    Hundreds Gather for Boston Vigils

    BOSTON, MA - APRIL 16: People gather with candles during a vigil for eight-year-old Martin Richard, from Dorchester, who was killed by an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 16, 2013 at Garvey Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The twin bombings resulted in the deaths of three people and hospitalized at least 128. The bombings at the 116-year-old Boston race resulted in heightened security across the nation with cancellations of many professional sporting events as authorities search for a motive to the violence. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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    Two vigils honoring victims of Monday's bombings in Boston attracted hundreds of mourners Tuesday night. Holding candles and flowers, several hundred people gathered in the Boston Commons, where an a cappella chorus sing the National Anthem and God Bless America. In Dorchester, miles from the city, hundreds paid tribute to 8-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in the attack. A priest called him  a "beautiful and gentle soul," and neighbors remembered the cheerful young boy. President Obama is scheduled to arrive in Boston on Thursday to attend a commemorative event.

    One remembered the 8-year-old boy killed.

    Mourners at a candlelight vigil sing 'God Bless America.'

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