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Defining images from the 9/11 attacks

The second tower of the World Trade Center bursts into flames after being hit by a hijacked airplane, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Sara K. Schwittek

The second tower of the World Trade Center bursts into flames after being hit by a hijacked airplane, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Sara K. Schwittek

The second tower of the World Trade Center bursts into flames after being hit by a hijacked airplane, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Sara K. Schwittek
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Pedestrians react to the World Trade Center collapse, September 11, 2001.  REUTERS/Stringer

Pedestrians react to the World Trade Center collapse, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Stringer

Pedestrians react to the World Trade Center collapse, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Stringer
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President George W. Bush listens as White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card informs him of a second plane hitting the World Trade Center while Bush was conducting a reading seminar at the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida, September 11, 2001.  REUTERS/Win McNamee

President George W. Bush listens as White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card informs him of a second plane hitting the World Trade Center while Bush was conducting a reading seminar at the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida,...more

President George W. Bush listens as White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card informs him of a second plane hitting the World Trade Center while Bush was conducting a reading seminar at the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Win McNamee
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People look out of the burning North Tower of the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001.  REUTERS/Jeff Christensen

People look out of the burning North Tower of the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen

People look out of the burning North Tower of the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen
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A helicopter flies past the World Trade Center after a commercial plane slammed into it, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen

A helicopter flies past the World Trade Center after a commercial plane slammed into it, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen

A helicopter flies past the World Trade Center after a commercial plane slammed into it, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen
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The towers of the World Trade Center pour smoke shortly after being struck by hijacked commercial aircraft, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Brad Rickerby

The towers of the World Trade Center pour smoke shortly after being struck by hijacked commercial aircraft, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Brad Rickerby

The towers of the World Trade Center pour smoke shortly after being struck by hijacked commercial aircraft, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Brad Rickerby
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A rescue helicopter surveys damage to the Pentagon as firefighters battle flames after a hijacked airplane crashed into the U.S. military headquarters outside of Washington, September 11, 2001.  REUTERS/Larry Downing

A rescue helicopter surveys damage to the Pentagon as firefighters battle flames after a hijacked airplane crashed into the U.S. military headquarters outside of Washington, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Larry Downing

A rescue helicopter surveys damage to the Pentagon as firefighters battle flames after a hijacked airplane crashed into the U.S. military headquarters outside of Washington, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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The wreck of the World Trade Center smolders in the background as a man passes a subway stop near the World Trade Center Towers after planes
crashed into each of the buildings, September 11, 2001.    REUTERS/Peter Morgan

The wreck of the World Trade Center smolders in the background as a man passes a subway stop near the World Trade Center Towers after planes crashed into each of the buildings, September 11, 2001.  REUTERS/Peter Morgan

The wreck of the World Trade Center smolders in the background as a man passes a subway stop near the World Trade Center Towers after planes crashed into each of the buildings, September 11, 2001.  REUTERS/Peter Morgan
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Smoke rises and debris falls from The World Trade Center south tower (L) after being struck by hijacked United Airlines Flight 175, as the north tower burns,  September 11, 2001.

Smoke rises and debris falls from The World Trade Center south tower (L) after being struck by hijacked United Airlines Flight 175, as the north tower burns, September 11, 2001.

Smoke rises and debris falls from The World Trade Center south tower (L) after being struck by hijacked United Airlines Flight 175, as the north tower burns, September 11, 2001.
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Pedestrians and police run as a tower of the World Trade Center collapses, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Reuters TV

Pedestrians and police run as a tower of the World Trade Center collapses, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Reuters TV

Pedestrians and police run as a tower of the World Trade Center collapses, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Reuters TV
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Rescue workers carry mortally injured New York City Fire Department chaplain, the Rev. Mychal Judge, from the wreckage of the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001. The chaplain was crushed to death by falling debris while giving a man last rites in the trade center.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Rescue workers carry mortally injured New York City Fire Department chaplain, the Rev. Mychal Judge, from the wreckage of the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001. The chaplain was crushed to death by falling debris while giving a man last rites in...more

Rescue workers carry mortally injured New York City Fire Department chaplain, the Rev. Mychal Judge, from the wreckage of the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001. The chaplain was crushed to death by falling debris while giving a man last rites in the trade center. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A man walks in the street near the World Trade Center towers, September 11, 2001.    REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A man walks in the street near the World Trade Center towers, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A man walks in the street near the World Trade Center towers, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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The remaining tower of World Trade Center, Tower 2, dissolves in a cloud of dust and debris about a half hour after the first twin tower collapsed, September 11, 2001.  REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

The remaining tower of World Trade Center, Tower 2, dissolves in a cloud of dust and debris about a half hour after the first twin tower collapsed, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

The remaining tower of World Trade Center, Tower 2, dissolves in a cloud of dust and debris about a half hour after the first twin tower collapsed, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine
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A group of firefighters walk amid rubble near the base of the destroyed South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York, September 11, 2001.  REUTERS/Peter Morgan

A group of firefighters walk amid rubble near the base of the destroyed South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Peter Morgan

A group of firefighters walk amid rubble near the base of the destroyed South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Peter Morgan
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Cars smolder in the street as the destroyed World Trade Center burns in New York, September 11, 2001.  REUTERS/Peter Morgan

Cars smolder in the street as the destroyed World Trade Center burns in New York, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Peter Morgan

Cars smolder in the street as the destroyed World Trade Center burns in New York, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Peter Morgan
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Investigators head into the debris field at the site of a commercial plane crash near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Jason Cohn

Investigators head into the debris field at the site of a commercial plane crash near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Jason Cohn

Investigators head into the debris field at the site of a commercial plane crash near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Jason Cohn
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An American flag flies near the base of the destroyed World Trade Center, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Peter Morgan

An American flag flies near the base of the destroyed World Trade Center, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Peter Morgan

An American flag flies near the base of the destroyed World Trade Center, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Peter Morgan
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President George Bush (2nd R) is pictured with Vice President Dick Cheney (R) and senior staff in the President's Emergency Operations Center in Washington in the hours following the attacks, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/U.S. National Archives/Handout via Reuters

President George Bush (2nd R) is pictured with Vice President Dick Cheney (R) and senior staff in the President's Emergency Operations Center in Washington in the hours following the attacks, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/U.S. National Archives/Handout...more

President George Bush (2nd R) is pictured with Vice President Dick Cheney (R) and senior staff in the President's Emergency Operations Center in Washington in the hours following the attacks, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/U.S. National Archives/Handout via Reuters
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New York City firefighters and other emergency personnel battle a fire after the World Trade Center buildings collapsed, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Stringer

New York City firefighters and other emergency personnel battle a fire after the World Trade Center buildings collapsed, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Stringer

New York City firefighters and other emergency personnel battle a fire after the World Trade Center buildings collapsed, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Stringer
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Firemen work near the wreckage of the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Peter Morgan

Firemen work near the wreckage of the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Peter Morgan

Firemen work near the wreckage of the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Peter Morgan
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Workers at St. Vincent's Hospital wait for injured people from the World Trade Center towers in New York, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Peter Morgan

Workers at St. Vincent's Hospital wait for injured people from the World Trade Center towers in New York, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Peter Morgan

Workers at St. Vincent's Hospital wait for injured people from the World Trade Center towers in New York, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Peter Morgan
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A firefighter walks amid rubble near the base of the destroyed World Trade Center in New York, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Peter Morgan

A firefighter walks amid rubble near the base of the destroyed World Trade Center in New York, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Peter Morgan

A firefighter walks amid rubble near the base of the destroyed World Trade Center in New York, September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Peter Morgan
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The damaged area of the Pentagon building, where a commercial jetliner slammed into it September 11, is seen in the early morning at sunrise with the U.S. Capitol Building in the background, September 16, 2001. REUTERS/Larry Downing

The damaged area of the Pentagon building, where a commercial jetliner slammed into it September 11, is seen in the early morning at sunrise with the U.S. Capitol Building in the background, September 16, 2001. REUTERS/Larry Downing

The damaged area of the Pentagon building, where a commercial jetliner slammed into it September 11, is seen in the early morning at sunrise with the U.S. Capitol Building in the background, September 16, 2001. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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A New York City fireman calls for more rescue workers to make their way into the rubble of the World Trade Center, September 15, 2001.  REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Journalist 1st Class Preston Keres

A New York City fireman calls for more rescue workers to make their way into the rubble of the World Trade Center, September 15, 2001. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Journalist 1st Class Preston Keres

A New York City fireman calls for more rescue workers to make their way into the rubble of the World Trade Center, September 15, 2001. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Journalist 1st Class Preston Keres
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