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Copyright 2001 The Herald-Dispat

Eric Silvestri of Avon, Mass., top, reassures relatives on the phone at Logan International Airport in Boston, that his mother was not on an American Airlines flight, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, that left Boston bound for Los Angeles that was reportedly hijacked and then crashed into the World Trade Center in New York. The man at bottom is unidentified. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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,