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  Ground Zero: aftermath
After the towers collapsed
1/12 After the towers collapsed
A massive rescue effort was mounted to save anyone trapped in the rubble
2/12 A massive rescue effort was mounted to save anyone trapped in the rubble
Fires from the site would take many weeks to put out
3/12 Fires from the site would take many weeks to put out
Firemen found a flag in the rubble and rigged it up on a girder, to stand as a symbol
4/12 Firemen found a flag in the rubble and rigged it up on a girder, to stand as a symbol
The remains of the massive support structures of the towers
5/12 The remains of the massive support structures of the towers
It was only in the days afterwards that the air cleared enough to see the damage from above
6/12 It was only in the days afterwards that the air cleared enough to see the damage from above
Dust filled the air in the city and took weeks to properly settle
7/12 Dust filled the air in the city and took weeks to properly settle
This aerial photo, taken three months after, shows just how much rubble had to be cleared
8/12 This aerial photo, taken three months after, shows just how much rubble had to be cleared
A cross was fashioned out of two steel girders and was erected to watch over the site
9/12 A cross was fashioned out of two steel girders and was erected to watch over the site
On the six month anniversary, two powerful beams of light paid tribute to the victims
10/12 On the six month anniversary, two powerful beams of light paid tribute to the victims
28 May 2002: the last of the debris leaves the site with an emotional send off
11/12 28 May 2002: the last of the debris leaves the site with an emotional send off
This diagram shows the extent of the damage to the New York site
12/12 This diagram shows the extent of the damage to the New York site

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