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Boxing scene 'surreal' before and after 9/11

Five years after the events of Sept. 11, 2001, there are reminders that, although New York City took the brunt of the devastation of that day, D.C. was a target, too, Kieran Mulvaney writes.

Originally Published: September 11, 2006
By Kieran Mulvaney | Special to ESPN.com

There comes a point during the morning commute from the suburbs of northern Virginia to downtown Washington, D.C., when the buildings and trees that line the side of the road fall away, and there is nothing but the Potomac River beneath you and the imperial grandeur of the nation's capital ahead.

On the Metro, the city's subway-rail system, the blue and yellow line trains emerge from a tunnel to cross the river before once more disappearing beneath ground, and as they do so, the first glimpse ...

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