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Buddha #10 (#9 was the garden buddha) still needs a place on the wall somewhere (Taken with instagram)
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It was a late-summer day like any other. And then, suddenly, it wasn’t. Approaching the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, eighteen photographers — some who were at home, some who were shooting other assignments in New York when the planes hit — spoke with LIFE.com about capturing history, and living to tell about it.
They Were There: 9/11 Photographers
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It was difficult to believe the tower was gone, and not merely shrouded in smoke or hidden by some optical illusion. I took this photograph because I felt like it would later prove to me how silly my fears were.
When the cloud of ash and dust around the towers dissipated and I could see that the south tower was indeed demolished, I had the chilling realization that someone I didn’t know was actively trying to kill me.
It’s fair to say I took the attacks personally.
LIFE.com senior editor Michael Y. Park was a New York City journalist assigned to cover what he thought was a skyscraper fire on September 11, 2001. When he arrived at the scene and realized it was much more — that planes had crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, and that the United States was under attack — he took out his point-and-shoot camera and snapped several photos capturing the events in lower Manhattan on that day.
Eyewitness to 9/11: Never Before Seen