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Copyright 2001 The Herald-Dispat

This is a view from the Lower East Side of Manhattan where the World Trade Center towers would have been visible prior to the collapse of the buildings after a terrorist attack in New York Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Bill Pilc)

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,