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Copyright 2001 The Herald-Dispat

Rescue workers pull a car out of the rubble of the World Trade Center towers in New York, Sept. 12, 2001. Rescue workers dug in mountains of rubble as the city struggled to recover from an airborne attack on the World Trade Center Tuesday that shut down the nation's financial capital and created a new skyline etched in terror. (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,