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A decade on from the attacks, David Usborne recalls walking the eerie streets of Manhattan, while three photographers share the unexpected ways they captured the aftermath

9/11 ten years on: The children left behind

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Album: Steve Reich, WTC 9/11 (Nonesuch Records)

The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the US is marked by composer Steve Reich with a piece performed by the Kronos Quartet, triple-tracked, and incorporating recordings of the words of air traffic controllers on duty at the time. Haunting and harrowing, the uncomprehending first reactions are combined with a score both alarming and consoling. Also here, Mallet Quartet (2009) and Dance Patterns (2002), but it is WTC 9/11 which packs the most powerful punch.

A return to Ground Zero

A cross made of steel beams salvaged from the World Trade Center wreckage has been returned to the site, where it will form part of amemorial to those who died in the 11 September attacks in 2001.

Terror arrest numbers halved

The number of suspected terrorists arrested by police almost halved last year, figures showed.

Brother of 'Four Lions' director sails into his own choppy waters

The English National Opera (ENO) is to stage an opera based on the 1985 hijacking of cruise liner the Achille Lauro by Palestinian terrorists. The ENO's director John Berry has branded the opera the "most controversial of the past 50 years".

Pamela Geller: American patriot or extremist firebrand?

Robert Chalmers meets the right-wing blogger to find out

Video: New footage of 9/11 attacks emerges

New video of the 9/11 attacks, shot from a police helicopter, has been published on the internet.

Nicolas Cage: From the sublime to the ridiculous

It's time Nicolas Cage ditched the duds and focused on the kind of blistering character work he's capable of, says Ben Walsh

Stephen Dorff - A wilted talent finds somewhere to bloom

His role in Sofia Coppola's new film is the best part Stephen Dorff's ever had. It could be career-changing, he tells Gill Pringle

Show me the money: Oliver Stone returns to Wall Street

For 30 years, Oliver Stone and his awkward movies got up everyone's noses. But as he brings a reformed Gordon Gekko back to cinemas, could it be that America's most contrary director has gone soft? Not quite...

9/11: Nine years on...

Deena Burnett remembers the call from her husband on Flight 93. The plane crashed, with no survivors, but the passengers' calmness under extraordinary pressure prevented a greater tragedy

Michael Shannon: 'I want to tell stories, not to pursue world domination'

Michael Shannon, 'the best actor you've never heard of', stole the show in a minor part in Revolutionary Road. He talks to James Mottram about his next, leading, role

Obama backs mosque near ground zero

President Barack Obama, after skirting the controversy for weeks, is weighing in forcefully on the planned mosque near the site of the destroyed World Trade Center, saying a nation built on religious freedom must allow it.

Compensation for man accused of training September 11 attackers

A man who was wrongly accused of training the September 11 attackers will be given compensation, the Ministry of Justice confirmed today.

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