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Week Thirteen: December 4-11

Ice & fountain

Uptown, the ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center opens; even the Zamboni has a flag.


The streets of Manhattan

Downtown, the streets are a network of orange and white plankways covering the pipes and cables snaking in and around the disaster site.



A better view

Looking North
Off Broadway

Crowds of New Yorkers, tourists, and photographers have found all the best views.

Just faces in the crowd

Their faces say a lot.

Looking South

Through the tarp

Some people wait in line to peek through dime-sized holes in the tarps.

The camera just fits

No stopping
No parking

Off limits

Map of the Red Zone

The restricted Red Zone surrounding the towers is slowly shrinking.

Behind the wall

North tower
South tower


Vehicle washing station
Dismantling the facade

Teddy bears

Never forgotten
Bobby hat
Wreaths in the damaged Winter Garden

Friday December 7th is the 60th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Four days later, at 8:46 am, there is a moment of silence at the recovery site, marking exactly three months since the first plane hit.

Two steal birds
Draped flag

New memorials join reminders of the tragedy.

Delivering a wreath
A new tree

Reminders of the holidays.

EPA sensing equipment
Compulsory education

Reminders of danger.

Signpost: Kabul, 6750 miles
Pursuit at Tora Bora

Reminders of war.

... and faces
Names ...

And reminders of the missing.


We have a lot of work to do.

Dusk at Ground Zero