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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend an interfaith healing service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Thursday, April 18, 2013, for victims of Monday's Boston Marathon explosions.

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President Barack Obama gestures while speaking at an interfaith healing service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Thursday, April 18, 2013, for victims of Monday's Boston Marathon explosions.

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President Barack Obama meets with Boston Athletic Association volunteers after attend the "Healing Our City: An Interfaith Service" at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Thursday, April 18, 2013, for victims of Monday's Boston Marathon explosions.

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A message is written on a volunteer's jacket near running shoes at a makeshift memorial on Boylston Street near the blast site of the Boston Marathon explosions, Thursday, April 18, 2013, in Boston. The city continues to cope following Monday's explosions near the finish line of the marathon.

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Weymouth, Mass. motorcycle patrolman Eric Schraut stands watch at Rowes Wharf in Boston, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. The bombs that blew up seconds apart near the finish line of the Boston Marathon left the streets spattered with blood and glass, and gaping questions of who chose to attack at the Boston Marathon and why. Following the explosions at the Boston Marathon security and visibility of law enforcement in the city has increased.

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President Barack Obama sought to inspire a stricken city and comfort an unnerved nation Thursday, declaring that Boston "will run again" and vowing to hunt down the perpetrator of the twin blasts that brought mayhem and death to the Boston Marathon. "If they sought to intimidate us, to terrorize us ... It should be pretty clear right now that they picked the wrong city to do it," Obama said.
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    • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend an interfaith healing service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Thursday, April 18, 2013, for victims of Monday’s Boston Marathon explosions.
    • President Barack Obama gestures while speaking at an interfaith healing service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Thursday, April 18, 2013, for victims of Monday’s Boston Marathon explosions.
    • President Barack Obama meets with Boston Athletic Association volunteers after attend the “Healing Our City: An Interfaith Service” at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Thursday, April 18, 2013, for victims of Monday’s Boston Marathon explosions.
    • A message is written on a volunteer’s jacket near running shoes at a makeshift memorial on Boylston Street near the blast site of the Boston Marathon explosions, Thursday, April 18, 2013, in Boston. The city continues to cope following Monday’s explosions near the finish line of the marathon.
    • Weymouth, Mass. motorcycle patrolman Eric Schraut stands watch at Rowes Wharf in Boston, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. The bombs that blew up seconds apart near the finish line of the Boston Marathon left the streets spattered with blood and glass, and gaping questions of who chose to attack at the Boston Marathon and why. Following the explosions at the Boston Marathon security and visibility of law enforcement in the city has increased.
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