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Claim: Photograph from FOXNews web site depicting the New York City skyline the morning after the 2003 North American blackout includes a view of the World Trade Center towers.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003]
Origins: The use of stock photos
But what happens when a landmark has changed significantly in the years since a stock photo was taken? The potential for embarrassment is created if a news outlet were to use such an image without noticing that it would obviously appear out-of-date to viewers. Such is the claim here, where an image from the FOXNews web site depicting the New York City skyline the morning after the
The answer is no
The sun rises over the skyline of the Upper West Side of Manhattan as seen from Weehawken, N.J., on Friday [August 15]. The two towers at the far right are part of the AOL Time Warner complex under construction at Columbus Circle.Last updated: 29 June 2007
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