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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A sign is held up in the crowd before a memorial service for victims of United Airlines Flight 93, in Somerset, Pa., Friday, Sept. 14, 2001. Volunteers led a prayer service Friday as investigators continued to comb through the wreckage of the airliner searching for the second so-called black box, the plane's cockpit voice recorder in nearby Shanksville. (AP Photo/Gary Tramontina)