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Copyright 2001 The Herald-Dispat

This is an undated file photo of Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden, in Afghanistan, wanted by the United States government on account of the 1998 bombing of two U. S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Bin Laden is hiding out in Afghanistan as guest of its Islamic rulers, the Taliban. Afghanistan's hardline Taliban rulers condemned the devastating terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, and rejected suggestions that Osama bin Laden could be behind them. (AP Photo)

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,