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Feds release Boston Marathon crime scene to city

Robert F. Bukaty / AP

Jack Fleming, of the Boston Athletic Association, which runs the Boston Marathon, pauses at the finish line on Boylston Street between Dartmouth and Exeter Streets, April 22, in Boston. Federal investigators formally released the finish line bombing crime scene to the city of Boston in a brief ceremony at 5 p.m.

BOSTON (AP) -- Federal investigators have formally released the Boston Marathon finish line bombing crime scene to the city.

 A brief ceremony at 5 p.m. Monday on Boylston Street was attended by state and federal officials. It included presentation of the U.S. flag that flew over the finish line to Mayor Thomas Menino.

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Robert F. Bukaty / AP

Flowers rest at the blast site on Boylston Street between Dartmouth and Exeter Streets near the Boston Marathon finish line, April 22, in Boston.