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Copyright 2001 The Herald-Dispat

Plumes of smoke pour from the World Trade Center buildings in New York, Sept. 11, 2001, in this photo taken from the Brooklyn borough. Two planes crashed into the upper floors of both World Trade Center towers minutes apart in what President Bush said was an apparent terrorist attack, blasting fiery, gaping holes in the 110-story buildings. (AP Photo/Mark D. Phillips)

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,