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Copyright 2001 The Herald-Dispat

Smoke billows from the Pentagon Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, after it took a direct, devasating hit from an aircraft. The nerve center of the nation's military burst into flames and a portion of one side of the five-sided structure collapsed when the plane struck in midmorning. (AP Photo/Mandatory Credit, Will Morris)

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,

 

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