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Bostonians invited to be part of Sports Illustrated cover shoot in Back Bay on Saturday, April 12

Sports Illustrated is inviting Bostonians to be part of a cover photo shoot featuring the "Boston Strong" theme.

The production is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, at 7:00 a.m., at the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth Street near the Boston Marathon finish line.

Sports Illustrated will make this shoot the cover of its next issue of SI which hits newsstands April 16. Fans are asked to wear their Boston gear and join Mayor Marty Walsh, city first responders, neighbors, and friends for this celebration of resiliency and pride one year after the marathon bombings.

"Boston Strong is a story about people, ordinary people doing extraordinary things, ordinary people doing ordinary things," said SI Managing Editor Chris Stone. "SI's creative director, Chris Hercik, believed the best way to tell this story a year later was to bring all those people, or as many as possible, into a single photo at the finish line. If you look at last year's cover photo, you see all that empty space all the way down Boylston Street filled by smoke and that backdrop of chaos and destruction. This year's photo fills those spaces with the Bostonians who wrote the Boston Strong story."

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