Copley Square residents, business owners and employees were allowed to return Tuesday for the first time since the marathon bombings. The street reopens to the general public on Wednesday.
BuzzFeed News Reporter
Posted on April 24, 2013, at 9:26 a.m. ET
Stephanie Prashad, 22, is the first person escorted back onto Boylston Street through the Hynes, by city worker Christine Sullivan on Tuesday.
Security guard Manuel Vicente hugs employees as they are allowed to return to Boylston Street for the first time.
Residents, employees and business owners are escorted across Darmouth Street on Tuesday.
A girl carries bags of laundry up a side street near Boylston Street as residents and business owners are allowed to return to the street for the first time.
A man washes a bus stop window.
Police officers walk past the site of the first explosion.
Flowers lay on the sidewalk at the site of the first explosion.
A person is reflected in a glass door with the word "OK" scrawled on it.
A man sweeps around the outdoor seating area at a Boylston business on Tuesday, when businesses near the finish area were preparing to re-open.
Alec Mikels cleans tables at Whiskey's Smokehouse on Boylston Street.
Roy Heffernan looks over his office on Tuesday.
An employee of Boston Parks and Recreation, washes down the square around the statue of painter John Singleton Copley on Tuesday.
Samurai Restaurant on Boylston Street.
Signatures on a Boston Marathon poster near the site of the bombings.
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