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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The dome of the Capitol building in Washington is visible behind the crash site at the Pentagon at sunrise on Sept. 16, 2001. Eighty-five remains have been recovered from the Pentagon, the Defense Department said. The agency said 188 people -- military and civilian employees at the department and the passengers and crew in the plane -- were believed killed when a hijacked airline was forced to crash into the military complex Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Stephen J. Boitano)