Top 10 celebrities who cheated death, including Ian Thorpe


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Australian Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe was also in New York on the day of the Word Trade Center attacks. Out for a jog, Thorpe planned to visit the observation deck of the World Trade Center, but returned to his hotel when he realised he had forgotten his camera. Turning on the TV, he saw the north tower on fire after it was hit by the hijacked American Airlines Flight 11.

world trade center photo
Photo by David Paul Ohmer

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