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IMAGES: Tributes to Boston Marathon victims, survivors

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BOSTON ( -- Vice President Joe Biden, Gov. Deval Patrick and former Mayor Tom Menino were among the dignitaries who honored the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings during an invitation-only tribute at the Hynes Convention Center Tuesday.

About 2,500 people were expected to attend the event. Several survivors also spoke, including newlywed Patrick Downes and dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, both of whom lost their lower left legs in the bombings.

Prior to the event, tributes could be seen throughout Boston. The TD Garden was illuminated with the words "Boston Strong" on Monday night. A banner commemorating the victims was hung outside Engine 33/Ladder 15. Two Boston firefighters who died last month while battling a fire on Beacon Street worked out of the Boylston Street fire station.

An emotional wreath laying ceremony was also held at the site of the bombings Tuesday morning. Family members of the victims were in attendance.

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