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Friday, September 9, 2011

September 11,2001 attacks - the tenth anniversary 11.09.2011

September 11,2001 attacks (called  9/11attacks)were a series of 4 coordinated suicide attacks against targets in New York and Washington, 19 al-Qaeda terrorists who hijacked 4 passenger jets en route to San Francisco and Los Angeles after takeoff from Boston, Newark, and Washington, D.C.
The hijackers intentionally crashed 2 planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City; both towers collapsed within two hours.
The Hijackers crashed a 3rd plane into the Pentagon(headquarters of the US Defense Department) in Virginia.
When passengers attempted to take control of the fourth plane,United Airlines Flight 93, it crashed into a field near Shanksville,Pennylvania, preventing it from reaching its intended target in Washington, D.C.

 Attacks on WTC and Pentagon
At 8:46 a.m., 5 hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 11  into the World Trade Center's North Tower.The North Tower collapsed at 10:28 a.m. after burning for 102 minutes.

At 9:03 a.m. 5 hijackers crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower.The South Tower collapsed at 9:59 a.m. after burning for 56 minutes in a fire caused by the impact of United Airlines Flight 175.

At 9:37 a.m  5 hijackers flew American Airlines Flight 11 into the Pentagon

 September 11, 2001 attacks - 10th anniversary on September 11, 2011

A view of the 9/11 memorial in New York, September 11, 2011, during the official ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack.

 Two presidents and their wives stand at attention as the National Anthem is played

 Former president George W. Bush speaks at the ceremony

President Obama speaks at the memorial

Families line up against the wall of the South Memorial pool during tenth anniversary ceremonies of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center - 11.09.2011

New York City Police Officer Danny Shea, a military vet, salutes at the North pool of the National September 11 Memorial.

The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre is observed in New York City today as people gather for a ceremony at Ground Zero


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