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Visitors crowd Quincy Market and savor the eclectic food and newly strung holiday decorations that filled the rafters of the Boston landmark.

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A young boy peeks out from behind a statue as choir singers serenade passerbys during an annual festival to celebrate the upcoming holidays in Boston.

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A holiday wreath decorated with lights and bells glitters in a window of the Quincy Market rotunda, merrily facing the historic buildings of Boston.

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At 5:30 pm, Mayor Thomas Menino leads the countdown to lighting the Faneuil Hall tree, a 87 foot tall Norwegian spruce, the largest holiday tree in New England.

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A handbell ringer entertains with holiday songs such as “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” at an annual holiday festival at Quincy Market and Fanueil Hall.

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Today in Photos (11/25/2009)

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Fanueil Hall visitors young and old gather to hug a tulle-feathered bear and a toy soldier as they arrive from the Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker stage.

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Logan To Offer Free WiFi Over Holidays

Even the most frugal of Harvard students can read e-mail and check Facebook while waiting to depart from Boston Logan Airport this holiday season, thanks to Google’s free WiFi at 47 airports across the nation and on all Virgin America flights from now until Jan. 15.

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Author Raises Police Controversy

It was “the worst case of police brutality” in Boston history—and the victim was himself a Boston cop.

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Boston Celebrates 100 Years of John Cage

Modernist composer John Cage may have passed away in 1992, but his organ composition "Organ2/ASLSP (As SLow aS Possible)" lives on: the current performance of it in Halberstadt, Germany, is slated to finish in 2640. Cage, whose other works incorporated radios, conch shells, and cactuses, enthusiastically broke down almost every existing preconception about what did and did not constitute music. In the process, he paved the way for later experimentation. In order to commemorate the centennial of Cage's birth, musical institutions around Boston are celebrating his daring work with several upcoming concerts.

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