SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... stripped off and folded up like wrapping paper during the collapse of the buildings."
David Shayt

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"Now the challenge is to find the larger context that this all fits in..."
William Yeingst
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"...people were coming in from Japan to see that site and to leave offerings at the location..."
Peter Liebhold





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