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9/11 victims' families gather at the WTC site North Pool during anniversary ceremonies

This is the first good look I’ve gotten at the World Trade Center site water fall. I’m struck by the scale and beauty.

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Family members gather at the edge of the North Pool during anniversary ceremonies at the World Trade Center site in New York on Sept. 11, 2011.

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Black reflecting pools framed with waterfalls where the twin towers once stood are framed with bronze panels bearing the names of 2,983 people lost on Sept. 11, 2001. NBC's Lester Holt reports on the carefully selected design.

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