NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: A fiery blasts rocks the south tower of the World Trade Center as the hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston crashes into the building September 11, 2001 in New... more 
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: A fiery blasts rocks the south tower of the World Trade Center as the hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston crashes into the building September 11, 2001 in New York City. This September 11 marks ten years since members of Al Qaeda hijacked four planes, attacking the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and crashing one in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing nearly 3,000 people in all. The effects continue to resonate across the global political landscape, as the United States concluded a nearly decade-long search for Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, killing him in May 2011, and struggles to wind down two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) less 
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