SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... I felt as if I was on Antarctica, at an Antarctic base of some kind."
David Shayt

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"We think of photographs as objects, not just as graphics..."
Michelle Delaney
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"So many people spoke by phone to each other that day..."
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