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August 26, 2011

Juxtaposition of the Day: Ground Zero, Ground Zero

WTC Construction flag


On one level, the only difference is geometry. But then…

(photo 1: Spencer Platt/Getty Images caption: An American flag hangs from a building at the World Trade Center site on August 22, 2011 in New York City. New York City and the nation are preparing for the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan which resulted in the deaths of 2,753 people in the attacks on the World Trade 2: Reuters caption: An American flag flies near the base of the destroyed World Trade Center in New York, in this file photo from September 11, 2001.)

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