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Tuesday, 11 September, 2001, 22:19 GMT 23:19 UK
In pictures: Terror strikes New York
Horrifying images of the moments two planes hit the 110-storey World Trade Center in New York.

Smoke billowing out of the World Trade Center after it was hit by the first plane
Smoke billowed out of the World Trade Center after the first plane hit it

A second plane heads for the landmark
Less than 18 minutes later, another plane closed in on the other tower

Plane swerves to hit the World Trade Center
The plane seemed to swerve to hit the other tower

A massive explosion follows impact from second plane
The second plane caused a massive explosion and fire on the second tower

Fireball from second collision
The fireball generated by the second collision spread out across both the towers

Second blast
Terrified New Yorkers saw the explosion from the second plane as they hurried to flee the area

South Tower partially collapses
The South Tower collapsed in a cloud of debris and smoke

Smoke and debris smothers Manhattan
The collapse obscured much of downtown Manhattan

Tower collapses
Moments later much of the landmark disappeared behind smoke (pic: Adam Rothschild)

North Tower collapses
The collapse of the second tower, the North Tower, followed shortly afterwards

See also:

11 Sep 01 | World
Eyewitness: Your pictures
11 Sep 01 | Americas
In pictures: Attack on the Pentagon
11 Sep 01 | Americas
In pictures: Atrocities' aftermath
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