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Markets & Stocks
Wall St.'s scars up close
September 18, 2001: 3:20 p.m. ET

Amid smoke and rubble, financial workers witness the terrorist attack's aftermath
Photos by Chris Volpe and Mark Thomas
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NEW YORK (CNNfn) - The ugliness came upon you suddenly at the corner of Nassau and Liberty streets.

It was the jagged steel skin of what was left of the World Trade Center. Dust and smoke swirled around a pit of rubble that seemed to dwarf two construction cranes.

Here are some of the images captured by CNNfn.com photographers this week, from before the opening bell until weary traders headed home.


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Workers returning to Wall Street saw flags at half-staff and a glimpse of "Ground Zero."


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The New York Stock Exchange hoisted a 30-by-60 foot flag outside the building to welcome returning workers.


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A police officer wearing a mask stands guard at the NYSE.

 
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Exchange workers endured stringent security and waited in a long line to have their IDs checked.


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Many workers carried flags with them as they returned to their jobs.


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Security was so tight that workers and journalists waited nearly two hours in some cases to get inside.


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After an emotional opening, traders got back to work Monday.


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Across the financial district, there were signs and messages for the terrorists.


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Many workers on Wall Street kept gas masks with them, fearful of the pungent smoke that hung in the air.


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Everywhere you looked, it was hard to escape images of the disaster.

-- Click here for more photos by Chris Volpe in CNNfn.com's special report, "Working to Recover." graphic





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