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Remembering September 11, 2001

The Defense Department honors the memories of those who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa.

Patriot Day: Never Forget
The sun filters through the smoke and rubble at ground zero.

8:46 a.m.

The World Trade Center North Tower

American Airlines Flight 11

A large pillow of smoke explodes as a World Trade Center tower topples.

9:02 a.m.

The World Trade Center South Tower

United Airlines Flight 175

Smoke and flames rise from a damaged portion of the Pentagon.

9:37 a.m.

The Pentagon

American Airlines Flight 77

The flight recorder is seen in the rubble at the Shanksville, Pa. crash site.

10:03 a.m.

Shanksville, Pennsylvania

United Airlines Flight 93



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