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# Ground Zero

All time
Larry Donnelly: 9-11 sparked a global war on terror that ended with American isolationism
Our columnist looks back at the events of September 11 and the impact that day on the world.
# September 11
Ground zero rebuilding in New York still unfinished, 20 years later
Two planned skyscrapers, a performing arts centre and a church are still unfinished at the site.
# New York
Eighteen years after the attacks, people are dying from 9/11 cancers
The 9/11 attacks released unprecedented amounts of chemicals into the air.
# Ground Zero
FBI releases never-before-seen images of 9/11 attack on the Pentagon
The photos show the mass destruction at the site.
# raising the flag
Fifteen years on, the flag raised over Ground Zero has found its way home
After plucking the flag from a nearby boat, three firefighters hoisted it amid the ashen destruction.
# 9/11
Woman finally finds owner of wedding photo found at Ground Zero, 13 years on
Elizabeth Stringer Keefe has searched for the people in the photo on the 11 September, every year since the attacks.
# national treasure
A revolutionary era ship from the 1770s was found buried underneath the World Trade Center
Archaeologists say it was built from same wood used to build Philadelphia’s Independence Hall.
# World Trade Centre
Unidentified 9/11 remains returned to Ground Zero
Families of those who died on the day criticised the move.
# whoa
Pic: Incredible image of escalator being lifted to new World Trade Center
We feel sick.
# 9/11
Obama praises 9/11 unity on a low-key 11th anniversary
Relatives gathered as they do every year at the site of the World Trade Center attacks as the US president made a low-key appearance at the Pentagon which was also attacked.
# Brave/Stupid
Video: Six men stand under atomic test... and walk away unharmed
One man said it was a “wonderful thrill” to stand at Ground Zero and watch a nuclear explosion (people enjoyed different things in 1957).
# Security scare
Toy grenade sparks evacuation of building near Ground Zero
A fake explosive was intercepted by mailroom staff – mounted on a plaque that read “Complaint department: Take a number”.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In tonight’s Fix: 9/11 remembered on emotional day in New York and elsewhere; the latest on David Norris’ possible Áras race re-entry; and why India’s sexiest woman is coming to Dublin…
# 9/11
In pictures: Emotional memorial at Ground Zero
Images from the emotional ceremony held at the National September 11 Memorial in New York today.
# 9/11
Watch: Paul Simon performs The Sound of Silence at Ground Zero
Simon performed an emotional tribute at Ground Zero in New York today.
# 9/11
9/11 on the web - the virtual memorials
Celebrity pledges to do good, portraits of 9/11 rescuers and rescue dogs, flag tributes and a ‘living museum’ app – some of the ways the September tragedy is remembered online.
# 9/11
9/11 memorials: Who won’t be there and what they can’t say
Remembering the dead ten years on – Ground Zero’s restricted guest list, and the talking points they’ve been requested to stick to.
# September 11
Gallery: Powerful new photos show aftermath of 9/11 attacks
Photographer Nicola McClean was in New York as the twin towers fell – and these previously unseen images show the devastation.
# Fox News
FOX News Facebook page hit with threats after atheist interview
American Atheists are opposing a cross-shaped structure at the Ground Zero memorial in New York.
# Strauss-Kahn
Strauss-Kahn out of prison and into luxury apartment building near ground zero
The former IMF chief will temporarily stay at an apartment block near the site of the 9/11 attacks and the former home of disgraced financier Bernie Madoff but neighbours there don’t seem too pleased about his arrival.
# 9/11
Barack Obama to visit Ground Zero to remember 9/11 victims
The president will lay wreath at the the former site of the World Trade Centre but will not be making a speech. It comes as he announced that photos of Osama Bin Laden will not be released.
# 9/11 Mosque
'Ground Zero mosque' protests get messy
Demonstrators round on a black passer-by assuming him to be a Muslim in favour of the mosque.
# 9/11 Mosque
Rival protests held over 'Ground Zero mosque'
Opponents and supports of the plans to build an Islamic cultural centre in Manhattan take to the streets.
# 9/11 Mosque
'We don't want confrontation: we just want to pray'
How can an old coat factory cause so much conflict in one of the world’s biggest cities?
# 9/11 Mosque
Obama defends Ground Zero mosque
President weighs in on controversial plan near 9/11 site.
# 9/11 Mosque
Controversial Ground Zero mosque gets go-ahead
Commission dismisses claims that the building would be insensitive to 9/11 victims.