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What the 9/11 Memorial Says About Us: A Walking Tour of the Site : Slideshow

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

This sign greets visitors at the entrance to the 9/11 Memorial. World Trade Center
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This sign greets visitors at the entrance to the 9/11 Memorial.

9/11 Memorial Pools designed by Michael Arad, called
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9/11 Memorial Pools designed by Michael Arad, called "Reflecting Absence."

Search and rescue dogs at the 9/11 Memorial gift shop.
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Search and rescue dogs at the 9/11 Memorial gift shop.

9/11 Memorial Donation box. World Trade Center
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9/11 Memorial Donation box.

Families crowd around the South Pool at the World Trade Center Memorial plaza.
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Families crowd around the South Pool at the World Trade Center Memorial plaza with the still incomplete 9/11 Museum in the background.

Families crowd around the South Pool at the World Trade Center Memorial plaza.

Unofficial souvenir books on 9/11 for sale in Lower Manhattan near the World Trade Center site.
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Unofficial souvenir books on 9/11 for sale in Lower Manhattan near the World Trade Center site.

The Memorial plaza and museum are still under construction on the 12th anniversary of the World Trade attacks.
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The Memorial plaza and museum are still under construction on the 12th anniversary of the World Trade attacks.

9/11 commemorative bracelets for sale at the 9/11 Memorial store.
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9/11 commemorative bracelets for sale at the 9/11 Memorial store.

Flowers at the 9/11 Memorial pools. World Trade Center site.
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Flowers at the 9/11 Memorial pools.

Leaves designed after the ones found at the World Trade Center Memorial Plaza for sale at the 9/11 Memorial gift shop.
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Leaves designed after the ones found at the World Trade Center Memorial Plaza for sale at the 9/11 Memorial gift shop.

Motorcycle at the 9/11 Memorial Gift shop in Lower Manhattan.
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Motorcycle at the 9/11 Memorial Gift shop in Lower Manhattan.

Over 4.5 million visitors went to the 9/11 Memorial Plaza in it's first year. World Trade Center site.
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Over 4.5 million visitors went to the 9/11 Memorial Plaza in its first year.

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