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Copyright 2003 The Herald-Dispat

The damaged Deutsche Bank tower, the tall black building at center right, to the south of the World Trade Center site, is seen from the air Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Alfaffer)

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,