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9/11 anniversary: Google goes Doodle-less

September 11, 2011 | 11:10 am

Google Doodle-watching is a favorite pastime for many Internet visitors -- regardless of which browser they use. It's often a fun, pop-culture savvy adornment that Google layers over its homepage nameplate to honor things such as Freddie Mercury's birthday, the comic genius of Lucille Ball, green aliens and the Flintstones.

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But on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, America woke up to find the most appropriate Google Doodle of them all: nothing.

Google is Doodle-less for Sunday, with a simple black ribbon to commemorate the nearly 3,000 men, women and children who died 10 years ago.


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-- Rene Lynch

Photo: Google's homepage