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Copyright 2001 The Herald-Dispat

Firefighters walk through smoldering debris at the site of the World Trade Center in New York Sept. 11, 2001. Two planes crashed into the upper floors of both World Trade Center towers minutes apart Tuesday morning, collapsing the 110-story buildings. (AP Photo/Graham Morrison)

Gallery: The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks

Sep. 10, 2011 @ 07:19 PM

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, terrorists hijacked airplanes and used them to destroy the Twin Towers in New York City and damage the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. One of the planes crashed in a field in rural Pennsylvania.

Excluding the 19 hijackers, the death toll stands at 2,998 with 24 more presumed dead,