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Copyright 2001 The Herald-Dispat

Firemen sift through the rubble of what was left of the World Trade Center towers in New York, Sept. 12, 2001, after both towers were destroyed Tuesday in a terrorist attack. As of Thursday, more than 4,700 people had been reported missing in the devastation. (AP Photo/Herald News, Ryan Mercer)

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,