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BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is asking residents to observe a moment of silence at the time the first of two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
The one-minute silent tribute to victims is scheduled for 2:50 p.m. on Monday and will be followed by the ringing of bells in Boston and elsewhere in Massachusetts. It marks one week since the attacks that killed three people and wounded more than 180 others.
The governor plans to observe the moment of silence on the front steps of the Statehouse with other state officials and employees.
Patrick issued the call Sunday in a joint appeal with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and One Fund Boston, a charity set up to help victims of the bombings.
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