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Just tracked down these photos that I took a little over a year after 9/11. What is most striking to me is the magnitude of cleanup and recovery still going on 14 months later and how big of an area was cleared away. Obviously I knew that a very bad thing had happened when I heard the news of the attacks, but seeing Ground Zero in person, even mostly cleaned up, was like getting punched in the gut again. The block-long makeshift memorials and debris still remaining at the site after so much time proved a harbinger of how long the road ahead would be. (Please excuse the quality, my brick-sized 2 megapixel camera cost something like $400 back then.)