September 11 2012 Memorial Lights World Trade Center - Stock Image

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New York, NY, USA - September 11, 2012: On the evening of the 11th anniversary of September 11, the Memorial Lights light up the night sky over Lower Manhattan. This view is looking east from West Street toward the Financial District. The lights making up the twin beams are located on top of a parking garage at the intersection of W. Thames St and West St. Minor star trails can be seen in this long exposure. Hundreds of migrating birds on their journey south have been attracted to the intense blue beams of light and have become confused, flying to and fro, up and down. The organizers turned the lights off at 10:30pm to prevent more birds becoming trapped. The trails of the birds flapping wings can be seen in the beams.
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