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"The significance of the September 11 attacks resides in the symbolic meaning of the buildings attacked. The World Trade Center represents American financial power and the Pentagon represents American military power." --Sholem Stein

"The superhero film genre experienced renewed and intense interest throughout the 2000s. Some attributed this increased popularity to the social and political climate in Western society since the September 11 attacks."--Sholem Stein

"From Underground Moderne to Nova Classics, from Loft classics bootlegs and BBE Records to Strut Records and Soul Jazz, the period from 1990 to 2010 was the golden age of the cd compilation and connoisseur liner notes."--Sholem Stein

Photo from the Rendez-Vous Hotel series (2008) by Gert-Jan van den Bemd
Photo from the Rendez-Vous Hotel series (2008) by Gert-Jan van den Bemd

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The 2000s (pronounced "two-thousands" or "twenty-hundreds") was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 2000 and ended on December 31, 2009. Its single most marking event were the September 11 attacks of 2001.

The growth of the Internet contributed to globalization during the decade, which allowed faster communication among people around the world.

The economic growth of the 2000s had considerable social, environmental and mass extinction consequences, raised demand for diminishing energy resources, and was still vulnerable, as demonstrated by the financial crisis of 2007–08.



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