15 Powerful images from 9/11

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United Airlines Flight 175 flies low toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center, shortly before slamming into the structure. The north tower burns after an earlier attack by a hijacked airliner in New York City, on September 11, 2001
United Airlines Flight 175 flies low toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center, shortly before slamming into the structure. The north tower burns after an earlier attack by a hijacked airliner in New York City, on September 11, 2001
Smoke billows from the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan in this image taken by a U.S. Geological Survey satellite that flew over the region at about 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 (Photo: AP)
Smoke billows from the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan in this image taken by a U.S. Geological Survey satellite that flew over the region at about 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 (Photo: AP)
The Statue of Liberty is seen at first light in this view from Jersey City, N.J., against a smoke-filled backdrop of the lower Manhattan skyline, early Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001.
The Statue of Liberty is seen at first light in this view from Jersey City, N.J., against a smoke-filled backdrop of the lower Manhattan skyline, early Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001.
A New York City fireman calls for more rescue workers to make their way into the rubble of the World Trade Center September 14, 2001 days after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.JIM WATSON/GETTY IMAGES / U.S. NAVY/GETTY IMAGES
A New York City fireman calls for more rescue workers to make their way into the rubble of the World Trade Center September 14, 2001 days after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.JIM WATSON/GETTY IMAGES / U.S. NAVY/GETTY IMAGES
Father Mychal Judge, the New York Fire Department’s beloved chaplain became the most famous victim of the attacks. Judge entered the North Tower after administering the Last Rites to the people lying on the streets. Shannon Stapleton (Reuters) took the touching photo of Judge’s body being carried out of the rubble by five men, which instantly became known as American Pieta.
Father Mychal Judge, the New York Fire Department’s beloved chaplain became the most famous victim of the attacks. Judge entered the North Tower after administering the Last Rites to the people lying on the streets. Shannon Stapleton (Reuters) took the touching photo of Judge’s body being carried out of the rubble by five men, which instantly became known as American Pieta.
Customs Volunteer Firefighter Michael Saber drinks water from a fire hydrant in the rubble of the World Trade Center towers.
Customs Volunteer Firefighter Michael Saber drinks water from a fire hydrant in the rubble of the World Trade Center towers.
Officer Richard Adamiak yelled at Ruth Fremson after she took his photo as he caught his breath inside the Stage Door Deli.
Officer Richard Adamiak yelled at Ruth Fremson after she took his photo as he caught his breath inside the Stage Door Deli.
Eight hours after the attack, three firemen took an American flag off a yacht and raised it in the wreckage. The moment, captured by Thomas E. Franklin, was the most memorable flag raising since Iwo Jima. A year after the attacks, Franklin reunited with the trio for a new photo, this time with the Statue of Liberty as the background.
Eight hours after the attack, three firemen took an American flag off a yacht and raised it in the wreckage. The moment, captured by Thomas E. Franklin, was the most memorable flag raising since Iwo Jima. A year after the attacks, Franklin reunited with the trio for a new photo, this time with the Statue of Liberty as the background.
Mike Scott from the California Task Force-8 and his dog, Billy, search through rubble for victims.
Mike Scott from the California Task Force-8 and his dog, Billy, search through rubble for victims.
The Falling Man is a photograph taken by Associated Press photographer Richard Drew of a man falling from the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 9:41:15 a.m. during the September 11 attacks in New York City. The subject of the image, whose identity remains uncertain, was one of the people trapped on the upper floors of the skyscraper who either fell searching for safety or jumped to escape the fire and smoke.
The Falling Man is a photograph taken by Associated Press photographer Richard Drew of a man falling from the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 9:41:15 a.m. during the September 11 attacks in New York City. The subject of the image, whose identity remains uncertain, was one of the people trapped on the upper floors of the skyscraper who either fell searching for safety or jumped to escape the fire and smoke.
Golden Retriever SAR dog, Riley, is transported out of the debris of the World Trade Center. The twin towers of the center were destroyed in a Sept. 11 terrorist attack. U.S. Navy Photo by Journalist 1st Class Preston Keres.
Golden Retriever SAR dog, Riley, is transported out of the debris of the World Trade Center. The twin towers of the center were destroyed in a Sept. 11 terrorist attack. U.S. Navy Photo by Journalist 1st Class Preston Keres.
Marcy Borders, covered in dust, took refuge in an office building.
Marcy Borders, covered in dust, took refuge in an office building.
A firefighter breaks down after the World Trade Center buildings collapsed September 11.MARIO TAMA / GETTY IMAGES
A firefighter breaks down after the World Trade Center buildings collapsed September 11.MARIO TAMA / GETTY IMAGES
A man braces himself for support against a wall showing photos of missing people outside Bellevue Hospital in New York City on September 16.
A man braces himself for support against a wall showing photos of missing people outside Bellevue Hospital in New York City on September 16.
The city pulled together is a way that I had never witnessed before. People lined the streets to cheer on National Guard and rescue workers as they made their way into Manhattan and down to what became known as "Ground Zero."
The city pulled together is a way that I had never witnessed before. People lined the streets to cheer on National Guard and rescue workers as they made their way into Manhattan and down to what became known as “Ground Zero.”
15 Powerful images from 9/11
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