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Tuesday's collapse of the 110-story twin towers sent stunned New York City residents running for cover from a gigantic plume of thick, acrid smoke.
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A thick coating of masonry dust quickly covered lower Manhattan and its people, adding to the misery.
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New York City's firefighters paid a high price in injuries and deaths. This firefighter, pulled from the rubble after the tower collapse, was in agony from his wounds.
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In Iowa City, Iowa, as throughout the nation, Americans reacted with horror. Megan Elixe McFarlane, center, was aghast at what she saw in the television coverage.
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Rescue and recovery efforts that continued for days without ceasing left workers exhausted. This worker found a few hours of sleep on a borrowed cot inside Two Financial Center.
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At a memorial service in St. Cloud, Minn., on Friday, 4-year-old Noah Simondet clung to his father, St. Cloud Police Sgt. Kelly Simondet.
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Alicia Powers, right, a resident of the 69th Regiment Armory shelter, tried to console Theresa Hepburn, whose husband, Robert , was missing.
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Before their game Friday evening, members of the Portsmouth and Winnacunet, N.H., high school football teams observed a moment of silence, accompanied by candles and a display of patriotism.
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At the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., rescue worker Ryan Dowling, a specialist in the Fort Myers, Va., Old Guard, rested from his labors.
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Atop the remains of what once was the World Trade Center, firefighters defiantly raised an American flag.