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20 of the most historic 9/11 images

Hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 flies toward the south tower of the World Trade Center on Tuesday, Sept, 11, 2001.
Hijacked United Airlines Flight 175, which departed from Boston en route for Los Angeles, is shown in a flight path for the south tower of the World Trade Center on Sept, 11, 2001, as the north Tower burns after American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into it at 8:45 a.m.
Robert Clark, Associated Press

Here’s a look back at some of the most iconic photographs from Sept. 11, 2001, from New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, when 2,977 people lost their lives in the worst terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

A jet airliner is lined up on one of the World Trade Center towers in New York Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
A jet airliner flies toward one of the World Trade Center towers in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, as the other tower burns.
Carmen Taylor, Associated Press
Smoke billows from one of the towers of the World Trade Center as flames and debris explode from the second tower in this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo in New York.
Smoke billows from one of the World Trade Center towers as flames and debris explode from the second tower on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, in New York.
Chao Soi Cheong, Associated Press
People in front of New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral react with horror as they look down Fifth Ave towards the World Trade Center towers after planes crashed into their upper floors on Sept. 11, 2001.
People in front of New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral react with horror as they look down Fifth Avenue toward the World Trade Center towers after planes crashed into their upper floors on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
Marty Lederhandler, Associated Press
The twin towers of the World Trade Center burn behind the Empire State Building in New York, Sept. 11, 2001.
The twin towers of the World Trade Center burn behind the Empire State Building in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
Marty Lederhandler, Associated Press
In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, Chief of Staff Andy Card whispers into the ear of President George W. Bush to give him word of the plane crashes into the World Trade Center, during a visit to the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla.
White House chief of staff Andy Card whispers into the ear of President George W. Bush to give him word of the plane crashes into the World Trade Center, during a visit to the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla., on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
Doug Mills, Associated Press
A person falls from the north tower of New York’s World Trade Center after terrorists crashed two hijacked airliners into the World Trade Center and brought down the twin 110-story towers on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
Richard Drew, Associated Press
Two women embrace each other as they watch the World Trade Center burn following a terrorist attack on the twin skyscrapers in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
Ernesto Mora, Associated Press
President Bush bows his head for a moment of silence following the plane crashes into the World Trade Center, during a visit to the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
President George W. Bush bows his head for a moment of silence following the plane crashes into the World Trade Center, during a visit to the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla., on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
Doug Mills, Associated Press
 In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, people run from a cloud of debris from the collapse of a World Trade Center tower in New York.
People run from a cloud of debris from the collapse of a World Trade Center tower in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
Suzanne Plunkett, Associated Press
In this Sept. 11, 2001 photo made by the New York City Police Department and provided by ABC News Tuesday Feb. 9, 2010, smoke and ash engulf lower Manhattan after terrorists flew two airliners into the World trade Center towers.
Smoke and ash engulf lower Manhattan after terrorists flew two airliners into the World trade Center towers in this Sept. 11, 2001, photo made by the New York City Police Department and provided by ABC News,
Greg Semendinger, NYPD via AP
In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, thick smoke billows into the sky from the area behind the Statue of Liberty, lower left, where the World Trade Center towers stood.
Thick smoke billows into the sky from the area behind the Statue of Liberty, lower left, where the World Trade Center towers stood on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
Daniel Hulshizer, Associated Press
Pedestrians on Beekman Street flee the area of the collapsed World Trade Center in lower Manhattan following a terrorist attack on the New York landmark on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
Amy Sancetta, Associated Press
A man wipes ash from his face after terrorists flew two airplanes into the World Trade Center towers, causing them to collapse on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
Amy Sancetta, Associated Press
People flee the scene near New York’s World Trade Center after terrorists crashed two planes into the towers Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
People flee the scene near New York’s World Trade Center after terrorists crashed two planes into the towers on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
Diane Bondareff, Associated Press
Emergency workers look at a crater created when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, Pa., on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
Keith Srakocic, Associated Press
Brooklyn firefighters George Johnson, left, of ladder 157, Dan McWilliams, center, of ladder 157, and Billy Eisengrein, right, of Rescue 2, raise a flag at the World Trade Center in New York in this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo.
Brooklyn firefighters George Johnson, left, of ladder 157, Dan McWilliams, center, of ladder 157, and Billy Eisengrein, right, of Rescue 2, raise a flag at the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.
Thomas E. Franklin, The Bergen Record via AP
In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, with the skeleton of the World Trade Center twin towers in the background, New York City firefighters work amid debris on Cortlandt St. after the terrorist attacks.
With the skeleton of the World Trade Center twin towers in the background, New York City firefighters work amid debris on Cortlandt Street after the terrorist attacks on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
Mark Lennihan, Associated Press
A helicopter flies over the Pentagon in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 as smoke billows over the building. The Pentagon took a direct, devastating hit from an aircraft and the enduring symbols of American power were evacuated as an apparent terrorist attack quickly spread fear and chaos in the nation’s capital.
A helicopter flies over the Pentagon in Washington, on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, as smoke billows over the building. The Pentagon took a direct, devastating hit from an aircraft and the enduring symbols of American power were evacuated as an apparent terrorist attack quickly spread fear and chaos in the nation’s capital.
Heesoon Yim, Associated Press
In this Sept. 14, 2001 file photo, President George W. Bush embraces firefighter Bob Beckwith while standing in front of the collapsed World Trade Center buildings in New York as rescue efforts continue.
President George W. Bush embraces firefighter Bob Beckwith while standing in front of the collapsed World Trade Center buildings in New York as rescue efforts continue on Friday, Sept. 14, 2001.
Doug Mills, Associated Press