I was 12 years old and blocks from the World Trade Center on 9/11 — here's how I saw the world around me change forever

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Business Insider—Paul Juser/Shutterstock 9/11 was the deadliest terrorist attack on US soil in history and sparked a global war on terror. As a survivor, author Helaina Hovitz lived with the effects of being within a couple of blocks of the collapsing towers for years. Seventeen years later, the US still feels the aftermath of that day. I was 12 years old and in school just a few blocks away from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, when we felt the impact of the first plane hit the first...

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