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The day after the horrific events of September 11, thousands of construction workers, first responders, and self-dispatched volunteers converge at Ground Zero to search for survivors, improvising “bucket brigades” to remove debris from the mountainous pile formed by the collapse of the World Trade Center.

The day after the horrific events of September 11, thousands of construction workers, first responders, and self-dispatched volunteers converge at Ground Zero to search for survivors, improvising “bucket brigades” to remove debris from the mountainous pile formed by the collapse of the World Trade Center.

"I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated."-James Nachtwey-

Sept. 11, 2001 - Photo Essays

11 septembre 2001

Firefighter John Cleary wipes soot from his face while taking a break from rescue work at the World Trade Center in New York in this September 2001 911 Firefighter

Never Forget 9⃣/1⃣1⃣

I will never forget this day. I was wishing to be at home holding my daughter and glad I had the opportunity to later.

9/11 - Some people taking refuge from the deadly dust cloud.

- Some people taking refuge from the deadly dust cloud.

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A plane explodes after hitting the second tower of the World Trade Center as the other tower burns in New York September 2001 with the Brooklyn bridge in the foreground. Both towers of the complex collapsed after hijacked planes hit them.

September 11th: truly, the longest day  Photograph by James Collins

On September photography editors across the world, overcome with a deluge of devastating imagery, faced the daunting task of selecting photos that would go on to define a catastrophe like no other.

<b>Joel Meyerowitz, photographer</b><br>  "It was a stunning fall afternoon. As I stood there – the sun warm on my back, the air so clear, the colors so intense – it felt good to be alive. Instantly I felt the the shame of that involuntary sensation, as I remembered that I was standing among the dead. It was a defining moment for me. Do I make a photograph of this, or should I let it go? But if I don’t make a photograph, what am I doing here? As I watched sunlight and shadow pass in waves…

9/11: The Photographs That Moved Them Most

<b>Joel Meyerowitz, photographer</b><br> "It was a stunning…

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