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30 Harrowing Pictures From The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

On the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, these are the pictures that are forever seared into our memories and hearts. Warning: Some images may be disturbing.

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An ambulance rushes toward the World Trade Center area after reports that the twin towers had been struck by a commercial airliner in a suspected terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Chief of Staff Andy Card whispers into the ear of President George W. Bush during a visit to the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida, to inform him of the plane crashes.

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New York Daily News staff photographer David Handschuh is carried from danger after his leg was shattered by falling debris while he was photographing the scene.

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New York Daily News staff photographer David Handschuh takes refuge in a storefront after being injured by falling debris.

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A group of firefighters carry one of their colleagues, Al Fuentes, who was injured in the collapse of the World Trade Center.

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Capt. Michael Dugan hangs an American flag from a light pole in front of what is left of the World Trade Center.

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President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice meet in the Emergency Operations Center after the attacks.

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Smoke billows from the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, after a commercial plane crashed into the building and set off a huge explosion.

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An unidentified Pennsylvania state trooper stands guard at the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The mound of dirt in the center of the field is the crater made by the plane's impact.

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Seattle residents wait to donate blood at the Puget Sound Blood Center on Sept. 11, 2001, in the wake of the terrorist attacks.

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American Muslim women are filmed as they pray for the victims of the terrorist attacks at the Islamic Center of Southern California in Los Angeles.


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