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9/11 survivor seen in iconic photo covered in dust dies

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BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey woman shown covered in dust in an iconic photo taken after the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City has died.

Marcy Borders died Monday night after a battle with stomach cancer, her daughter Noelle Borders said Wednesday.

The 42-year-old Bayonne resident was inside one of the Twin Towers in the attack, but she managed to escape the building.

She told news reporters afterward that as the north tower crumbled before her eyes, a stranger pulled her into a building lobby, out of harm's way.

The striking image of her was captured by Stan Honda with AFP.

Last year, Borders said she had avoided looking at the photo as much as possible because "I don't want to be a victim anymore.

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