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Artwork Done By Children That Lost Parents In 9/11 Attacks Being Shown At Pentagon

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The 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

The 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Large-scale artworks created by children who lost parents or siblings in the 9/11 attacks are being shown together for the first time at the Pentagon.

The exhibit is part of the Pentagon’s tour for visitors through the end of 2012. It includes reproductions of art pieces created by more than 500 children at America’s Camp.

The summer camp was held for 10 years in Massachusetts to support victims’ families. It included children of executives, police, firefighters and others from New York, Washington and elsewhere.

Artistic Director Traci Molloy says one piece, “The Features of the Phoenix,” is inspired by mythology. The phoenix rises from the ashes to live again. Its feathers include images of hundreds of parents.

The artworks are part of the 9/11 Museum’s collection.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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