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Wednesday, 12 September, 2001, 16:33 GMT 17:33 UK
In pictures: Asia in shock
People across Asia were stunned as they learned of the terrorist attacks in America - and their horrific aftermath. The reverberations were felt as security was tightened at potential targets in Asia.

Japanese women watch coverage on giant TV screen
Many people watched events unfold live on evening television bulletins

Beijing news stand
The appetite for news was insatiable - Beijing's newspaper stands were cleared out by early morning

Indonesian woman reading Jakarta Post
People read incredulous at the news and the awful images of destruction

US base in Okinawa, Japan
The US military stepped up security at its bases to the highest level - Condition Delta

Chinese guard outside US embassy in Beijing
The authorities in many Asian countries lent their support to tightening security at US embassies

Flag in Sydney, Australia
Ordinary people responded with heartfelt messages of condolence...

Tokyo man lays flowers outside US embassy
... others simply laid flowers to express their respect

See also:

12 Sep 01 | Europe
EU to offer support to US
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