19 years of 9/11: Terror attack that changed New York city skyline forever

Updated: 11 September, 2020 08:54 IST
  • US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump observe a moment of silence on September 11, 2017, at the White House in Washington, DC, during the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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  • Abraham Galindo cleans the area around artist Heath Satow's sculpture honoring victims of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, on September 11, 2017, in Rosemead, California. The sculpture contains 2,976 stainless-steel doves, representing victims of the 2001 attacks, welded together to create a pair of giant hands lifting an original piece twisted steel beam from New York's World Trade Center.

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  • Smoke billows up from the ground after one of the towers of the twin towers of the World Trade Center towers collapsed on September 11, 2001, in New York.

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  • Smoke and flames billow out of the World Trade towers before its collapse on September 11, 2001, in New York.

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  • The twin towers of the World Trade Center billow smoke after hijacked airliners crashed into them early on September 11, 2001. The suspected terrorist attack caused the collapse of both towers.

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  • Firefighters make their way through the rubble of the World Trade Center on the fateful day of September 11, 2001, in New York after two hijacked planes flew into the landmark skyscrapers.

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  • This photo released by the New York City Office of Emergency Management on September 17, 2001, shows an aerial view of the World Trade Center on September 16, 2001. The twin towers of the center were destroyed by terrorists crashing commercial jet planes into the structures.

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  • Smoke continues to rise from the destroyed World Trade Center on September 15, 2001, in New York. US President George W. Bush declared the United States "at war" against the "barbarians" who led terror strikes on New York and Washington, including the man he called the "prime suspect": Osama bin Laden.

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  • Osama Bin Laden had been on the FBI's 'most wanted' list for more than a decade. Nearly a decade after the attack, Laden was killed on May 2, 2011, after a raid at the Al Qaeda founder's residence compound in Abbottabad in Pakistan by US Navy Seal commandos.

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  • This photo released by the New York City Mayor's office on September 19, 2001, shows the still-smoldering wreckage of the World Trade Center twin towers on 18 September 2001. The twin towers were attacked by terrorists using hijacked airliners on 11 September.

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  • Early morning light illuminates the wreckage of the World Trade Center 25 September 2001 in New York. Search and rescue efforts continue in the aftermath of the 11 September terrorist attack.

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  • Early morning light illuminates the wreckage of the World Trade Center on September 25, 2001, in New York. Search and rescue efforts continue in the aftermath of the 11 September terrorist attack.

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  • In photo: Kosovo Albanians stand in front of a screen reading 'We Remember' displayed outside the national theater in Pristina on September 11, 2018, during a commemoration ceremony on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks of the World Trade Center, in New York.

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  • Nic Haros (L) reads the names of victims during the September 11 Commemoration Ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2019, in New York.

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  • US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump observe a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House to mark the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, on September 11, 2019, in Washington, DC.

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  • In photo: People leave flowers during the September 11 Commemoration Ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2019, in New York.

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About The Gallery

The United States came to halt on 11 September, 2001, which is also known as the 9/11 World trade centre attack, after Osama Bin Laden orchestrated a massive attack on the country. Here are pictures of the incident and the homage paid by President Donald Trump since he took oath as the 45th president of the United States.

(All photos/AFP)

First Published: 12 September, 2017 12:15 IST