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From Choire:


"There are no photographs here of things blowing up. These are photographs that attempt to explain some of what it was like to live in Manhattan in the three days after the World Trade Center attack.

In the days following Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, I took about 500 photographs and destroyed most of them. I would bike home and post the ones I could stand to my blog as fast as I could. It was my way of coping. Well, one of my ways."


"This is what's really going on. Hundreds of people are lining the West Side Highway. Trucks and buses are transporting people in and out of the disaster zone. People have homemade signs, and they cheer and applaud the workers as they go in and out. "