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20 Rare Photos Of 9/11 I Bet You Haven’t Seen Before

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The devastating attacks of September 11 took place exactly 16 years ago, but the memories of agony are still quite fresh in our minds.

Nearly 3,000 people perished on that terrible day. The scenes were witnessed by an estimated two billion people – a third of the human race.

From street-shots of the towers going down to satellite images of New York City, these unforgettable photos reveal new angles of the horrific day that changed the world for ever.

Take a look:

#1. A Knot Of Bystanders At Park Row And Beekman Street Look Up As The South Tower Begins To Collapse

#2. At Rector Street And Broadway, A Photographer Leaned Out His Window With A Medium-format Camera And Caught The Moment Before The Second Plane’s Impact

#3. People Falling From The Towers

#4. People Run Down Broadway As A Smoke And Dust Cloud Comes Up The Street From The Collapsing World Trade Center Buildings In New York

#5. As Seen Through A Fish-Eye Lens From An Apartment Four Blocks Away, Smoke Streams From The North Tower Within Minutes Of The First Plane’s Attack

#6. A Man Has A Job To Do

#7. American Airlines Flight 11 (Visible In The Upper Right-Hand Corner Of The Photo) Approaches The North Tower Of The World Trade Center On September 11, 2001

#8. The South Tower Disintegrates, Raining Debris Behind A Cross Atop Trinity Church

#9. South Tower Of The World Trade Center Collapsing

#10. Not Yet Realizing A Terrorist Attack Was In Progress, Architect And Amateur Pilot Isabel Daser, Eight Months Pregnant, Asked A Co-Worker To Take Her Portrait As A Record Of The Day

#11. I Was 4 Years Old And The Picture Was Taken Along The Westside Highway That Morning On 9/11

#12. The Second Plane Flew Directly Over My Head And Slammed Into The South Tower. It Took Me A Few Seconds To Get My Head Together, And This Was The Shot I Took

#13. A Lone Man Runs Down Broadway As A Smoke And Dust Cloud Comes Up The Street From The Collapsing World Trade Center Buildings In New York September 11, 2001.

#14. 9/11

#15. A Plane Explodes After Hitting The Second Tower Of The World Trade Center As The Other Tower Burns

#16. On A Brooklyn Rooftop Shortly After The Collapse Of The Twin Towers

#17. Smoke Plumes Are Clearly Visible In This Landsat 7 Satellite Image Of New York City Made Early On September 12

#18. Penman Got As Close To The Buildings As He Could, Before Police Put Up A Cordon. But That Meant He Was Right Next To The Buildings When The First Tower Collapsed

#19. The Photographer Considered This 9/11 Brooklyn Scene Too Tranquil At The Time. He Decided Not To Publish The Image Widely Until Four Years After The Attacks

#20. Several Buildings In The Trade Center Complex Collapsed Following A Terrorist Attack

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