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Monday's terror attack near the finish line of the Boston Marathon shocked the country and touched communities far from Massachusetts.
The Boston Marathon is a national and international event, drawing participants and spectators from far away. When the bombs went off, they reverberated among families, friends and people who joined vigils honoring the victims.
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To illustrate the reach of this story, we've created this interactive map which displays every Patch site that wrote a story about local people touched by the attack. Each marker on the map is clickable and includes the name of the local person connected to the story and a link to their story.
The 400-plus markers on the map are, naturally, clustered around where Patches are in 22 states. It's notable that this story penetrated all of those clusters. There were always vigils, relatives, local runners, or people who needed to talk about the attack. Patch's wide network of coverage shows how the attack that killed three and wounded over 100 intimately affected the lives of Americans across the country.