It was a relatively quiet scene outside the South Boston Courthouse where the first day of jury selection in the trial of the alleged Boston Marathon bomber began.
Security was tighter than normal, which included bomb sniffing dogs and officers from Homeland Security helping to secure the area.
In the front of the courthouse, steel barriers kept television crews and cameras from getting too close to the building. Behind the building, two armed Coast Guard boats patrolled the harbor.
Despite the lack of activity, a large number media members from all over the world waited outside for any information to come from inside the courthouse.