Defining photos the world will never forget as US marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks

Today, September 11, 2021 makes it 20 years since Osama Bin Laden led al-qaeda terrorists hijacked three commercial planes and attacked the World Trade center and the Pentagon killing 2,996 people (2,977 victims + 19 al-Qaeda terrorists) in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

 

The terrorists were trained in Afghanistan when the country was under the Taliban rule, and 20 years after, despite a 20 year war, billions of dollars spent, thousands of US soldiers killed, the country is now back to the Taliban’s rule with even more equipments and armoury under their control.

 

As America and its allies remember this day, here are some photos of the traffic event that bring to mind the constant threat terrorists will always pose to civilized Nations.

 

See some photos from the 9/11 attack below…

 

Defining photos the world will never forget as US marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks

After the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center, Kelly Guenther grabbed her camera gear and ran to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade that overlooks the New York Harbor and the skyline of Lower Manhattan to snap the second plane.

 

Defining photos the world will never forget as US marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks

People run as one of the towers of the World Trade Center collapses in New York City.
 

 

Defining photos the world will never forget as US marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks

“America is under attack,” -White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card whispers into the ear of US President George W. Bush as Bush was visiting an elementary school in Sarasota, Florida, on the morning of September 11.

 

Defining photos the world will never forget as US marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks

A man falls from one of the towers of the World Trade Center.

 

Defining photos the world will never forget as US marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks

Women react as they witness the collapse of the World Trade Center’s South Tower, about a half-mile away on Canal Street.

 

Defining photos the world will never forget as US marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks

People carry the Rev. Mychal F. Judge, the chaplain of the New York City Fire Department, after he was fatally struck by falling debris at the World Trade Center.

 

Defining photos the world will never forget as US marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks

The World Trade Center’s South Tower bursts into flames after being hit by United Airlines Flight 175.

Defining photos the world will never forget as US marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks

Marcy Borders stands covered in dust as she takes refuge in a New York City office building after one of the towers collapsed.

 

Defining photos the world will never forget as US marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks

First responders assist people in the immediate aftermath of the World Trade Center’s collapse.

Defining photos the world will never forget as US marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks

One of the towers of the World Trade Center collapses on September 11.

 

Defining photos the world will never forget as US marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks

A New York City firefighter calls for 10 more rescue workers to help as he works in the rubble of the World Trade Center on September 14, 2001.

 

Defining photos the world will never forget as US marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks

People walk across the Brooklyn Bridge as they flee Lower Manhattan on September 11.

Defining photos the world will never forget as US marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks

People make their way through smoke, dust and debris on New York’s Fulton Street, about a block from the collapsed towers on September 11.