Most Powerful 9/11 Photos (Part 1)

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Life recently published some of the most powerful photos of 9/11. It has been 10 years since this tragic event and more photos have surfaced ever since. Due to New York being the center of this tragedy and huge population, some great photographers happened to be there and took these pictures.

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A photo taken on September 11, 2001 by the New York City Police Department as the North Tower collapses, engulfing lower Manhattan in smoke and ash.


 

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The South Tower of the World Trade Center explodes in flames after being hit by the hijacked airliner now universally known as “the second plane,” United Airlines Flight 175, September 11, 2001. This photo — with its black smoke; the shocking, brilliant, colossal flames; the cloudless sky; the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge flying the American flag — captures so much of the story of the day that, if one were to create a composite picture to illustrate the idea of “9/11,” the result might look very much like this astonishing shot.

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Rescue workers carry mortally injured New York City Fire Department chaplain Mychal Judge from the wreckage after he was killed by falling debris while administering last rites to another victim.

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a man falls (or leaps, as was evidently the case with many victims) to his death from the World Trade Center. On the morning of September 11 photographer Richard Drew, in the midst of another assignment, got the call to drop everything and head to the World Trade Center. As soon as he arrived downtown he began shooting; later in the day, as as he processed what he had shot, he was especially struck by this photo — and with reason. One of the most recognizable pictures made on 9/11.


 

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Picture of a crowd in Lower Manhattan watching the twin towers burn captures, in one instant, the profound disbelief that held sway in the city and around the world.

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On 9/11, witnesses watch flames spew from one of the several buildings — in addition to the Twin Towers — damaged or destroyed in lower Manhattan.

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Stunned, frightened Marcy Borders, 28, is covered in dust as she takes refuge in an office building after one of the World Trade Center towers collapsed on 9/11/2001.

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Hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 (L) flies toward the World Trade Center twin towers shortly before slamming into the south tower (L) as the north tower burns following an earlier attack by a hijacked airliner in New York City September 11, 2001.

See Part 2 of 9/11 Photos Here.

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