September 9, 2011
In this Monday, July 25, 2011 photo, Vladimir Gavriushin sits at the grave he built for his daughter Yelena in a cemetery outside Vilnius, Lithuania. Yelena was one of the nearly 3,000 people killed on Sept. 11, 2001. Gavriushin has buried rocks from ground zero under these tombstone towers, far from the place Yelena died –– a place he can no longer afford to visit.
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Across the globe, families of 9/11 victims mourn
In a Lithuanian cemetery, a world away from ground zero, the twin towers still stand. Vladimir Gavriushin lays white roses near the 6-foot granite replicas of the World Trade Center’s skyscrapers, a memorial he built to honor his daughter, Yelena, one of the nearly 3,000 people killed on Sept. 11.