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Search and rescue teams work in the rubble of the World Trade Center collapse in New York, Sept. 16, 2001. With each passing hour, the men and women who combed the wreckage grew more frustrated, as their hopes of finding survivors are dashed at every turn. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)

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,