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The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

A man and woman sit on a bench near the 9/11 Memorial's south reflecting pool. (Amy Dreher photo) A man and woman sit on a bench near the 9/11 Memorial's south reflecting pool. (Amy Dreher photo)

Staff photographer Amy Dreher snaps a lot of pictures at the World Trade Center site, documenting the construction progress. Amy also trains her lens on the smaller pieces that may be overlooked with a project of this magnitude. Through “The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial,” readers of The MEMO blog can share some of the unique vantage points captured by Amy.

Realization: The world watched as Sept. 11 victims' families walked onto the Memorial on the 10-year anniversary of the attacks to touch loved ones' names inscribed in bronze. Today, the Memorial is open to visitors from all over the country and across the globe. They, too, can remember and honor the nearly 3,000 women, men and children who perished on 9/11.

By Amy Dreher