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New pictures and a new start: a decade after 9/11

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New pictures and a new start: a decade after 9/11


A decade after the September 11 attacks, previously unseen amateur footage purports to show the aftermath of one of the crashed planes.

Flight 93 ditched in a field in Pennsylvania after passengers famously took on the al Qaeda hijackers. However, three other aircraft reached their targets. Nearly 3,000 people were killed that day.

Where the Twin Towers fell in New York, two of four planned skyscrapers are now under construction. A memorial plaza will open on Sunday.

“The most important priority for the 10-year anniversary was the completion of this memorial plaza,” said Chris Ward, Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. “While there is never real closure, there needed to be a place to gather. People had to see closure to the extent that this could be completed.”

New York’s mayor now wants people to stop calling the World Trade Center site ‘Ground Zero.’ Michael Bloomberg says the rebirth of the area will be seen as one of the greatest comeback stories in US history.

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