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Visitors look at items left at the Copley Square Marathon Memorial

It's quite emotional at the memorial. Almost overwhelming, in fact.

Memorial crosses from the Boston Marathon Memorial at Copley Square

Image of flowers, stuffed animals, and memorial crosses left at the original Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square. The image was taken at the corner of Arlington and Bolyston Streets. The memorial crosses bear the names of Krystle Campbell, Martin William Richard, Lingzi Lu, and Sean Collier.

Flowers from the Boston Marathon Memorial in Copley Square

Image of flowers and stuffed animals left at the original location of the Boston Marathon Memorial in Copley Square. There is a large white poster that says "Boston Strong." The image was taken at the corner of Arlington and Bolyston Streets.

American flag art installation from Copley Square Memorial

Image of an American flag made of painted wooden slats left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square.

West Roxbury Academy poster collage left at Copley Square memorial

Image of a poster collage made by West Roxbury Academy students and left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square.

Poster with signatures from Joseph M. Tierney Center left at Copley Square memorial

Image of a poster with many signatures from the Joseph M. Tierney Center & Homes at Old Colony, left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square.

Poster from the Copley Square Memorial with messages from various people

Digital image of a poster left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square. Messages on the poster include references to "Boston Strong" and President Barack Obama's remarks on Boston in the wake of the bombings ("Boston is a strong and resilient city...so are its people."), among others. Geographic regions referenced include South Boston,…

Boston Strong Poster left at the Copley Square Memorial

Digital image of a "Boston Strong" poster left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square. Handwritten message on poster notes that it was "Made by Dale Fleming" and "Hung By The Brunts (Newport, N.H.)."

Poster left at the Copley Square Memorial ("From tragedy we grow stronger")

Digital image of poster left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square. Poster features the phrase "from tragedy we grow stronger" and a drawing of a large flower.