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Boston suspects' Chechen family worked hard for success

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In this May 4, 2009, file photo, Tamerlan Tsameav, left, fights Lamar Fenner of Chicago in the 201 weight class, during the 2009 Golden Gloves National Boxing Tournament at the Salt Palace. Tsarnaev was an amateur boxer with muscular arms and enough brio to arrive at a sparring session without protective gear.

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Local boys have boxing training at a sport school where Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was dubbed a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, had his training, in a small Kyrgyz city Tokmok east of the country's capital of Bishkek, on Friday.

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Schoolchildren march in front of a school where Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was dubbed a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, studied, in a small Kyrgyz city Tokmok east of the country's capital of Bishkek, on Friday. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an amateur boxer with muscular arms and enough brio to arrive at a sparring session without protective gear.

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A house where the Tsarnaev brothers, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan, lived in before leaving for Dagestan, in a small Kyrgyz city Tokmok east of the country's capital of Bishkek, on Friday. The Tsarnaev family arrived in the United States, seeking refuge from strife in their homeland.

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The two brothers accused of blowing up homemade bombs at the Boston Marathon came from a Chechen family that for decades had been tossed from one country to another by war and persecution.
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    • In this May 4, 2009, file photo, Tamerlan Tsameav, left, fights Lamar Fenner of Chicago in the 201 weight class, during the 2009 Golden Gloves National Boxing Tournament at the Salt Palace. Tsarnaev was an amateur boxer with muscular arms and enough brio to arrive at a sparring session without protective gear.
    • Local boys have boxing training at a sport school where Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was dubbed a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, had his training, in a small Kyrgyz city Tokmok east of the country’s capital of Bishkek, on Friday.
    • Schoolchildren march in front of a school where Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was dubbed a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, studied, in a small Kyrgyz city Tokmok east of the country’s capital of Bishkek, on Friday. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an amateur boxer with muscular arms and enough brio to arrive at a sparring session without protective gear.
    • A house where the Tsarnaev brothers, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan, lived in before leaving for Dagestan, in a small Kyrgyz city Tokmok east of the country’s capital of Bishkek, on Friday. The Tsarnaev family arrived in the United States, seeking refuge from strife in their homeland.
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