9/11: Islamist terror attack that changed the World forever

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Two decades ago, on the morning of September 11, 2001, Al-Qaeda terrorists used commercial planes as missiles and crashed into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field.

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Nearly 3,000 people were killed and countless more injured in the terror attack that forever transformed the United States.

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These pictures document the emotion of 9/11 on every scale, from panoramic views of smoke rising over New York’s skyline to the falling human form, almost silhouetted against one of the trade center towers.

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Street scenes chart escalating horror as people stare and weep at the burning skyscrapers, then run from the dust cloud billowing through lower Manhattan after one of them crumbles.

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Flames shoot from the windows of the Pentagon, a global symbol of military might that proved vulnerable to an attack by a handful of Islamic militants.

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A person falls from the north tower of New York's World Trade Center Tuesday Sept. 11, 2001, after terrorists crashed two hijacked airliners into the World Trade Center and brought down the twin 110-story towers.

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Rescue workers carry injured New York City Fire Department Chaplain, Fether Mychal Judge, from one of the World Trade Center towers in New York City, early September 11, 2001.

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The damaged area of the Pentagon building, where a hijacked commercial jetliner slammed into it on September 11, 2001 can be seen in these pictures clearly.

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A group of firefighters walk near the remains of the destroyed World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001.

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Two hijacked US commercial planes slammed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center early on Tuesday, causing both 110-story landmarks to collapse in thunderous clouds of fire and smoke.

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People were scared and running their best to live. They knew nothing, understood nothing, just that they have to get out of there alive!

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Many lost their live, many lost their loved ones. It was a mass murder in New York city. Many sons, daughters, husbands, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters were gone forever.

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