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Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions

presents photos, prints, eye-witness accounts, headlines, books, magazines, songs, maps, and videotapes related to September 11, 2001. Photos of ground zero taken during and after the attacks by news photographers in New York City are included, as are press reactions from around the world. The role maps played in the recovery effort is examined. (Library of Congress)

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Interesting Fact:

A thermal sensor flown at 5,000 feet over Ground Zero provided imagery to track the underground fires that burned for weeks. The thermal imagery was overlaid on a map database that shows the footprints of the destroyed buildings.
'Pentagon at night,' by Lana Lawrence. September 22, 2001. Dye coupler print. Reprinted with permission of the artist. Prints and Photographs Division (197)

Pentagon at night

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