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Pizzeria ‘Honors’ 9/11 With $9.11 Pizza

Nothing commemorates the greatest tragedy in American history quite like a pizza sale! A pizzeria in upstate New York decided to honor the 11th anniversary of 9/11 by selling large cheese pizzas for $9.11. The uproar was predictably appropriate.

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Cyndi Lauper Flubs National Anthem Lyrics During 9/11 Tribute [VIDEO]

Turns out Christina Aguilera isn't the only one who has trouble remembering the lyrics to ‘The Star Spangled Banner.’

During a 9/11 tribute at the US Open on Sunday, 58-year-old pop icon Cyndi Lauper suffered a similar fate, flubbing the line that's supposed go "O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming" by instead singing "O’er the ramparts we watched, as our flag was still streaming."

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Art Made From the Dust of 9/11 Attack

When the Twin Towers fell on 9/11, the surrounding streets were enshrouded in plumes of smoke and massive clouds of dust.

Artist Xu Bing collected much of this dust and ten years later has used it as material for an installation called Where Does the Dust Collect? Blowing the dust onto the floor of an exhibition space with a leaf blower, he then stenciled a zen poem into it.

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Touching Animated Shorts From 9/11 Initiative Honor Lives Lost [VIDEOS]

Working with the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, the oral history project StoryCorps is on a mission to record at least one story honoring each of the victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center that occurred on February 26, 1993 and on September 11, 2001.

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What Did 9/11 Look Like From Space? [PICTURE]

The Twin Towers were enormous buildings and the attacks of 9/11 were of such magnitude that people were able to see the skyline change from neighboring states and camera-equipped satellites were even able to capture the aftermath from space.

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The First ‘Daily Show’ After 9/11 – Watch the Entire Episode [VIDEO]

As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 nears, several outstanding examples of how TV dealt with the tragedy come to mind, including David Letterman's first broadcast after the attacks and Mayor Rudy Giuliani's appearance on 'Saturday Night Live.' But perhaps none was more powerful than the first post-9/11 'Daily Show With Jon Stewart' and Comedy Central is streaming the entire episode free on their site.

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September 11 Commemorative Items – Which Go Too Far?

With every historical tragedy comes an array of items honoring victims of the event, and September 11 is no different.

In the 10 years since the attacks, a slew of products have been created to commemorate the tragic events of the day -- with some being less tactful than others.

Do these goods (like a flask depicting Superman at ground zero or an engraved handgun) really honor September 11 -- or do they go too far? You decide:

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New Video Emerges of United Flight 93 Crash Aftermath on September 11 [VIDEO]

A few days ahead of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a new home video showing the aftermath of United Flight 93's crash into a Pennsylvania field has been released.

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Twin Towers Remembered On Screen – a Supercut of World Trade Center Cameos in Great Movies [VIDEO]

Before they become a symbolic of a terrible tragedy which befell America almost ten years ago, the World Trade Center Towers were a symbol of New York City and its largesse. To commemorate the tenth anniversary of September 11, editor Dan Meth has compiled a supercut of most of the Twin Towers' best big screen cameos.

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‘Understanding 9/11′ Features Complete, Archived News Broadcasts From Around the World

Many television networks will no longer air the most devastating moments of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, lest it upset the families of the thousands of people who lost their lives that day.

But Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive feels that that footage is essential as a "resource for scholars, journalists, and the public," and has archived 3,000 hours of it, along with timelines and scholarly analysis.

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See Seven Years of 9/11 Memorial Construction in 90 Seconds [VIDEO]

The National September 11 Memorial will be unveiled on the 10th anniversary of the attacks next month. Workers have been toiling at the site for seven years, but this time-lapse video crunches it all down to just a minute and a half.

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Gwyneth Paltrow Credited with Saving Woman’s Life on September 11

There are lots of ways to save a life. You can donate blood, volunteer at an animal shelter or, apparently, almost run someone over as she's on her way to certain doom.

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