10 Advertisers Exploiting the Sept. 11 Attacks to Push Their Brands

Last Updated Sep 8, 2011 6:03 PM EDT

Brace yourself for an onslaught of Sept. 11 memorial ads as we approach the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. In the U.S., most of these ads will be respectful, patriotic and (hopefully) muted in tone.

Not so in foreign countries, where American history and 9/11 are simply another set of spectacular events whose interest can be borrowed to sell everything from mattresses to car headlights to the History Channel to water sanitation charities (click to enlarge image).

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