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They were some of 9/11's biggest names. Where are they now?

From the Complete coverage: How 9/11 changed America, and the world series
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Rudolph Giuliani was a hero before he was a punchline. Lisa Beamer was a wife and mother before she became a symbol of Sept. 11 — and though her celebrity passed, her widowhood cannot.

In the aftermath of the planes falling from the sky, America and the world were introduced to an array of personalities. Some we had known well, but came to see in different ways. Others were thrown into public consciousness by unhappy happenstance.

Some, like Osama bin Laden and Mullah Mohammad Omar, are dead. But others have gone on to lead lives that are postscripts to Sept. 11, 2001. Here are a few of the boldface names of that tumultuous time — what they were then, and what has happened to them since.

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Jerry Schwartz, editor at large for The Associated Press, wrote the AP's main story on Sept. 11, 2001. He has written extensively about the aftermath of that day, and also served as an editor on the Iraqi War desk.

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