Firemen sift through the rubble of what was left of the World Trade Center towers in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, after both towers were destroyed Tuesday in a terrorist attack. As of Thursday, more than 4,700 people had been reported missing in the devastation. (AP Photo/Herald News, Ryan Mercer)
Gallery: The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
Sep. 10, 2011 @ 04:26 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,