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Copyright 2001 The Herald-Dispat

File photo/The Herald-Dispatch Twin beams of light are aimed skyward during the Towers of Light tribute at Harris Riverfront Park on Sept. 12, 2001honoring those killed in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

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,