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Rescue workers look over the rubble of the World Trade Center towers in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001. The towers collapsed after two commercial aircraft struck the towers Tuesday in a terrorist attack. (AP Photo/Virgil Case)

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,