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In pictures: A Boston eatery works to recover after last year's traumatic explosions

Boston's Forum restaurant was at ground zero for last year's Marathon bombings. As the anniversary of the attacks approaches, the managers, staff and patrons are trying to get back to normal

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Runners start the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, in Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, April 15, 2013.

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Emergency response workers are seen outside the Forum restaurant in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon explosions, April 16, 2013.

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Knitted hearts in the colours of the Boston Marathon adorn a lamp post outside the Forum restaurant Friday, April 11, 2014.

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Chris Loper, general manager of Boston’s Forum restaurant, opens the door for a patron Friday, April 11, 2014. The second of the Boston Marathon bombs exploded just outside.

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A sticker depicting a Boston Strong ribbon is stuck on a tree outside the Forum restaurant Friday, April 11, 2014.

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Chris Loper, general manager of the Forum restaurant , wears a Boston pin on his lapel Friday, April 11, 2014.

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In this March 20, 2014 photo, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott, of Newport, R.I., speaks with a reporter at her home in Newport, R.I. Within four months of getting a prosthetic leg, Abbott went paddle boarding. Soon after, she got a special leg so she could walk in 4-inch heels, her preferred footwear. She also has a special running blade, as well as an “everyday” leg.

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In this April 8, 2014 photo, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott, of Newport, R.I., runs on a track in Middletown, R.I. Besides her special running blade, she has an “everyday” leg, and a special prosthetic leg so she can walk in 4-inch heels, her preferred footwear.

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