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United Airlines Flight 175 is seen moments before slamming into the south tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sean Adair / Reuters

Smoke billows from one of the towers as flames and debris explode from the other.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chao Soi Cheong / Associated Press

An explosion rips through the south tower of the World Trade Center as smoke billows from the north tower.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Clark / Associated Press

A stunned President George W. Bush looks past Chief of Staff Andrew Card as he hears the news about the World Trade Center attack while visiting Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DOUG MILLS / Associated Press

Smoke billows out of the burning World Trade Center towers before their collapse.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Henny Ray Abrams / AFP

The World Trade Center burns behind the Empire State Building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marty Lederhandler / Associated Press

A person falls from the north tower of the World Trade Center as another clings to the outside, left center, while smoke and fire billow from the building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Richard Drew / Associated Press

The south tower of the World Trade Center begins to collapse after the terrorist attack.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gulnara Samoilova / Associated Press

A person falls from the north tower after terrorists crashed two hijacked airliners into the World Trade Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RICHARD DREW / Associated Press

People flee the area of the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMY SANCETTA / Associated Press

People run as the World Trade Center towers crumble.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUZANNE PLUNKETT / Associated Press

Two women embrace as they watch the World Trade Center burn.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ernesto Mora / Associated Press

People flee Lower Manhattan across the Brooklyn Bridge after the terrorist attack.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Shanken / Associated Press

Rescue workers carry New York Fire Department Chaplain Rev. Mychal Judge from one of the World Trade Center towers in New York September 11, 2001. Father Judge died while administering last rites to a fallen firefighter after both towers of the World Trade Center collapsed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shannon Stapleton / Reuters

A firefighter pauses from working at the scene of the World Trade Center terrorist attack.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MATT MOYER / Associated Press

Firefighters carry an injured fireman from the World Trade Center area after the buildings collapsed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Moyer / Associated Press

With the Statue of Liberty standing in New York Harbor, smoke rises from Lower Manhattan after the Sept. 11 terrorist attack.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Krupa / Associated Press

Smoke rises from the Pentagon after it was struck by American Airlines Flight 77.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Holloway / Potomac News

Flames and smoke pour from the Pentagon after it was struck by American Airlines Flight 77.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Will Morris / Associated Press

An FBI aerial photo taking Sept. 12, 2001, shows the site of United 93's crash, which killed all 44 aboard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FBI

Brooklyn firefighters raise an American flag at the disaster site on the day of the attacks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: THOMAS E. FRANKLIN / The Record/Associated Press

Work crews lift a fire truck from the debris of the collapsed World Trade Center. Hundreds of firefighters who tried to save thousands trapped in the center's two towers were missing in the rubble.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHARLES KRUPA / Associated Press

The wreckage of the World Trade Center seen from a broken office window nearby.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIC FEFERBERG / AFP

Firefighters walk through rubble near the base of the destroyed south tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER MORGAN / Reuters

A destroyed subway station sits abandoned one day after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press

Rubble and ash fill Lower Manhattan streets after the World Trade Center towers collapsed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Boudicon One / Associated Press

Crews look for survivors in the ruins of the World Trade Center early on the morning of Sept. 14.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GARY FRIEDMAN / Los Angeles Times

Five days after the attack, rescue workers are lowered into the ruins in the continuing search for survivors and the dead.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

New York firefighters continue to battle a smoldering fire at the complex days after the attacks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

At Washington Square Park, Carolyn Feller, left, tries to comfort Nilsa Rios, who knew a victim of the disaster.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times / Los Angeles Times

The ruins of the World Trade Center continue to smolder almost a week after the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. Surrounding buildings were heavily damaged by the debris and massive force of the falling towers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eric J. Tilford / U.S. Navy / Associated Press

Members of the National Guard walk past a damaged car near the World Trade Center disaster.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

The Statue of Liberty can be seen at first light on Sept. 15, 2001, as the Lower Manhattan skyline sits in a thick cloud of smoke.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Loh / Associated Press

Dust and grime from the collapsed buildings cover a street sign at the corner of Liberty and Albany almost a week after the attacks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERT GAUTHIER / Los Angeles Times

A woman breaks down into tears during a candlelight vigil at Union Square Park to honor the victims of Sept. 11 terrorist attack.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Trade reopens at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, after two minutes of silence and the singing of "God Bless America."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

A crane works in the wreckage. This view is from the broken windows of an apartment in Battery Park City on Sept. 23, 2001.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: QUTEN TAN / Associated Press

A coalition of artists gathers Sept. 22, 2001, to perform a piece entitled "Our Grief Is Not A Cry For War," for victims of the World Trade Center attacks at a makeshift memorial in Union Square, New York.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEBETO MATTHEWS / Associated Press

New York firefighters, police officers and other workers meet for an interfaith memorial at the World Trade Center site on Oct. 11, 2001.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Yellow crime scene tape lies discarded next to a cross erected on a hill overlooking the valley where United Flight 93 crashed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

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The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001

[Originally posted Aug. 19, 2011]

On the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, we look back at the tragedy, the horror and the heroism that gripped our country a decade ago.

See also 9/11: Revisiting World Trade Center attack site, then and now for before and after images, photos from Sept. 11, 2011 and full coverage.

1 Comment

  1. December 31, 2011, 11:25 am

    What an atrocity..to see that plane going right towards the towers! Indeed, an unforgettable day for all of us. I remember being asleep on my bed (in Eustis-Florida), when the news woke me up. I could not believe my eyes.

    By: Maria Fried

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