Defining photos the world will never forget as US marks 20th Anniversary of the infamous Osama Bin Laden led al-Qaeda attack

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Today marks 20 years since Osama Bin Laden led al-Qaeda terrorists in hijacking three commercial planes and attacking the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, killing 2,996 people (2,977 victims + 19 al-Qaeda terrorists) in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Terrorists were trained in Afghanistan during the Taliban’s rule, and 20 years later, despite a 20-year war, billions of dollars spent, and thousands of US soldiers killed, the country is now back under Taliban control, with even more weapons and armour.

As America and its allies remember this day, here are some photos from the traffic accident that remind us of the constant threat that terrorists pose to civilized nations.

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Check Out The Photos Below:

On September 11, people make their way through smoke, dust, and debris on New York’s Fulton Street, about a block from the collapsed towers.
On September 11, people walk across the Brooklyn Bridge as they flee Lower Manhattan.
On September 14, 2001, a New York City firefighter requests the assistance of ten more rescue workers while working in the World Trade Center rubble.
On September 11, one of the World Trade Center towers collapses.
In the immediate aftermath of the World Trade Center’s collapse, first responders assist people.
Marcy Borders is covered in dust as she seeks refuge in a New York City office building following the collapse of one of the towers.
The South Tower of the World Trade Center catches fire after being hit by United Airlines Flight 175.
People carry Rev. Mychal F. Judge, the New York City Fire Department’s chaplain, who was killed by falling debris at the World Trade Center.
Women react as they watch the collapse of the World Trade Center’s South Tower from Canal Street, about a half-mile away.
A man falls from one of the World Trade Center towers.
“America is under attack,” White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card whispers into the ear of US President George W. Bush on the morning of September 11, while Bush was visiting an elementary school in Sarasota, Florida.
People flee as one of the World Trade Center towers collapses in New York City.
After the first plane hit the World Trade Center, Kelly Guenther grabbed her camera and dashed to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, which overlooks the New York Harbor and the Lower Manhattan skyline, to capture the second plane.

 

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