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Copyright 2001 The Herald-Dispat

National Guardsmen watch the intersection of Chambers Street and Greenwich Street in New York Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001. The smoke behind them is from fires at the World Trade Center. The World Trade Center towers collapsed after Tuesday's terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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,