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Last Updated: Monday September 11 2006 14:37 GMT

In pictures: How has September 11 changed our lives?

Brooklyn Bridge on 11 September 2001

On September 11th 2001 four passenger planes were taken over by armed men and deliberately crashed, two of them in into the World Trade Center in New York

US president George Bush

A group called al-Qaeda said it was behind the attacks which killed almost 3,000 people. US president George Bush started something called the war on terror

Osama bin Laden

The war on terror went first to Afghanistan, where the leader of al-Qaeda Osama Bin Laden was thought to be hiding

US soldiers in Iraq

After Afghanistan the war on terror turned to Iraq. The UK and US were worried there were very dangerous weapons there that could be used to attack other countries

Saddam Hussein

The military action in Iraq was also to try and remove the country's president Saddam Hussein from power, which it did


Since the attacks on New York and the war on terror that followed it al-Qaeda has targeted other cities. Almost 200 people were killed in Madrid, Spain, in 2003

London bombing

In 2005 terror attacks came to the UK. Four bombs exploded on a bus and tube trains in London, killing 52 people and injuring many more

Heathrow airport

In 2006 police in the UK annonuced that they had stopped a plan to blow up a number of planes flying from the UK to the US

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