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Rainbow shines over World Trade Center on eve of 9/11 anniversary

On the day before the Sept. 11 anniversary, Ben Sturner stepped onto his balcony to see a rainbow emerging from the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan.

On the day before the Sept. 11 anniversary, Ben Sturner stepped onto his balcony to see a rainbow emerging from the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. From his apartment in Long Island City, Queens, Sturner had a clear view of the phenomenon.

As the nation prepared to mark the fourteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks, the photo quickly inspired many across social media.

This story originally appeared on NBCNews.com