Seeking Answers Where None Exists

In the United States, the impact on people's personal lives in the days following the attacks seemed immediate and drastic.

There were reports of marriage proposals being made, divorces being called off, young singles hitting the bars in search of physical comfort — "terror sex" it was quickly dubbed — and people who had religiously gone to the gym each day and devoted themselves to low-fat, high-protein diets deciding to re-embrace the sybaritic pleasures of chocolate. Across the Atlantic, however, where the threat of terrorism has been a way of life for decades and where lunch in...

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