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When I finally made a pilgrimage to “Ground Zero”–the site whereNew York's World Trade Center complex once stood before terroristsdestroyed it with hijacked jets–it was three full weeks after theattacks, yet the area still looked like a war zone.

There were uniformed troops with sidearms stationed at metalbarricades, keeping onlookers at bay along Broadway, permittingglimpses from two blocks away of what little was left standing.From Maiden Lane you could clearly see an army of workers pokingaround the rubble, searching for the remains of victims. The airwas still hard to breathe; I had a metallic taste in my mouth allnight long.

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