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911 - National Archives

On September 11, 2001, two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of George W. Bush. Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters
Ground Zero under construction, New York, New York
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Joseph Curry, Deputy CHIEF, New York Fire Department, barks orders to rescue teams as firefighters and rescue teams search for survivors through the rubble and debris of the World Trade Centers in New York City in the area known as Ground Zero, after the 9/11 terrorists attacks

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New York State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Preston Keres, USN Release Status: Released to ... more

New York, N.Y., Sep. 14, 2001 -- New York City firefighters and emergency personnel conduct response operations at Ground Zero following the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2001-09-14 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Dana Trytten City/State: New York, NY Disasters: New York Terrorist Attack (DR-1391) Disaster Types: Terro... more

Fires still burn amidst the rubble and debris of the World Trade Centers in New York City in the area known as Ground Zero two days after the 9/11 terrorists attacks

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New York State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jim Watson, USN Release Status: Released to Pub... more

A solitary Firefighter stands watching as smoke rises from the rubble and debris of the World Trade Centers in New York City in the area known as Ground Zero, after the 9/11 terrorists attacks

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New York State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jim Watson, USN Release Status: Released to Pub... more

Firefighters brave the thick smoke as they search for survivors through the rubble and debris of the World Trade Centers in New York City in the area known as Ground Zero, after the 9/11 terrorists attacks

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New York State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jim Watson, USN Release Status: Released to Pub... more

Firemen and rescue workers conduct search and rescue attempts, descending deep into the rubble and debris of the World Trade Centers in New York City in the area known as Ground Zero, after the 9/11 terrorists attacks

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New York State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jim Watson, USN Release Status: Released to Pub... more

A high-angle view of the area known as Ground Zero showing the rubble and debris of the collapsed World Trade Center buildings located in New York City, New York (NY), following the 9/11 terrorists attacks

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New York State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Aaron Peterson, USN Release Status: Released to... more

A high-angle view of the area known as Ground Zero showing the rubble and debris of the collapsed World Trade Center buildings located in New York City, New York (NY), following the 9/11 terrorists attacks

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New York State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Aaron Peterson, USN Release Status: Released to... more

A high-angle view of the area known as Ground Zero showing the rubble and debris of the collapsed World Trade Center buildings located in New York City, New York (NY), following the 9/11 terrorists attacks

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New York State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Aaron Peterson, USN Release Status: Released to... more

The Friuli Venezia Giulia and the Carinzia regions hosted 160 children and family members related to the victims of Ground Zero, watch a high-powered sprayer and given a tour of Aviano Air Base (AB) on Labor Day weekend

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Aviano Air Base State: Pordenone Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: A1C Isaac G.L. Freeman, USAF Rele... more

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Photographer: Laurent Fox--HUD Photo Creation Date: 8/23/2011 Ground Zero from the September 11, 2001 [World Trade Center bombing, and environs, New York City, New York]

Terrorism - New York, N. Y. , September 11, 2011 -- Heightened security in New York City for 10th Year Anniversary of 9/11. Hundreds of people from all of the country stood in line to pass the multiple securities near Ground Zero. Photo by Elissa Jun

The original database describes this as: Title: 10-Year Anniversary of 9/11 Production Date: 09/11/2011 Caption: New York, N. Y. , September 11, 2011 -- Heightened security in New York City for 10th Year Ann... more

Terrorism - New York, N. Y. , September 11, 2011 -- Heightened security in New York City for 10th Year Anniversary of 9/11. Hundreds of people from all of the country stood in line to pass the multiple securities near Ground Zero. Photo by Elissa Jun/FEMA

The original database describes this as: Title: 10-Year Anniversary of 9/11 Production Date: 09/11/2011 Caption: New York, N. Y. , September 11, 2011 -- Heightened security in New York City for 10th Year Ann... more