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Aerial Photos of 9/11 Attack
A trove of aerial photographs of the collapsing World Trade Center offers a rare view from the heavens of the burning twin towers and the apocalyptic shroud of smoke and dust that settled over the city.

World Trade Center Attack

This photo taken Sept. 11, 2001 by the New York City Police Department and obtained by ABC News, which claims to have obtained it under the Freedom of Information Act, shows smoke and ash engulfing the area around the World Trade Center in New York. (AP Photo/NYPD via ABC News, Det. Greg Semendinger) MANDATORY CREDIT
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World Trade Center Attack

These photos were taken Sept. 11, 2001 by the New York City Police Department and obtained by ABC News.

ABC News says it obtained it under the Freedom of Information Act.

The pictures show smoke billowing from one of the towers of the World Trade Center in New York. 

AP/NYPD

World Trade Center Attack

** ADDS INFORMATION REGARDING SOURCING OF IMAGE ** This photo taken Sept. 11, 2001 by the New York City Police Department and obtained by ABC News, which claims to have obtained it under the Freedom of Information Act, shows smoke billowing from the grounds of World Trade Center in New York. (AP Photo/NYPD via ABC News, Det. Greg Semendinger) MANDATORY CREDIT
AP/NYPD VIA ABC NEWS

World Trade Center Attack

** ADDS INFORMATION REGARDING SOURCING OF IMAGE ** This photo taken Sept. 11, 2001 by the New York City Police Department and obtained by ABC News, which claims to have obtained it under the Freedom of Information Act, shows one of the towers of the World Trade Center in New York as it begins to crumble. (AP Photo/NYPD via ABC News, Det. Greg Semendinger) MANDATORY CREDIT
AP/NYPD VIA ABC NEWS

World Trade Center Attack

** ADDS INFORMATION REGARDING SOURCING OF IMAGE ** This photo taken Sept. 11, 2001 by the New York City Police Department and obtained by ABC News, which claims to have obtained it under the Freedom of Information Act, shows one of the towers of the World Trade Center in New York as it begins to collapse. (AP Photo/NYPD via ABC News, Det. Greg Semendinger) MANDATORY CREDIT
AP/NYPD VIA ABC NEWS

World Trade Center Attack

** ADDS INFORMATION REGARDING SOURCING OF IMAGE ** This photo taken Sept. 11, 2001 by the New York City Police Department and obtained by ABC News, which claims to have obtained it under the Freedom of Information Act, shows smoke and ash rising above downtown high-rise buildings and engulfing lower Manhattan in New York. (AP Photo/NYPD via ABC News, Det. Greg Semendinger) MANDATORY CREDIT
AP/NYPD VIA ABC NEWS

World Trade Center Attack

This photo was taken Sept. 11, 2001 by the New York City Police Department shows smoke and ash rising in the area around the World Trade Center in New York. (AP Photo/NYPD via ABC News, Det. Greg Semendinger)
AP/NYPD VIA ABC NEWS

World Trade Center Attack

This photo taken Sept. 11, 2001 by the New York City Police Department shows a World Trade Center tower burning after it was hit by a passenger jet in New York. (AP Photo/NYPD via ABC News, Det. Greg Semendinger ) MANDATORY CREDIT
AP/NYPD VIA ABC NEWS

World Trade Center Attack

In this Sept. 11, 2001 photo made by the New York City Police Department and provided by ABC News Tuesday Feb. 9, 2010, smoke and ash rise as a World Trade Center tower burns at left center, after terrorists flew two airliners into the World Trade Center towers. AP Photo/NYPD, via ABC News, Det. Greg Semendinger ) MANDATORY CREDIT
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World Trade Center Attack

In this Sept. 11, 2001 photo made by the New York City Police Department a World Trade Center tower implodes in New York, after terrorists flew two airliners into the towers. (AP Photo/NYPD, via ABC News, Det. Greg Semendinger )
AP/NYPD VIA ABC NEWS

World Trade Center Attack

This photo taken Sept. 11, 2001 by the New York City Police Department and obtained by ABC News, which claims to have obtained it under the Freedom of Information Act, shows smoke and ash engulfing the area around the World Trade Center in New York. (AP Photo/NYPD via ABC News, Det. Greg Semendinger) MANDATORY CREDIT
AP/NYPD VIA ABC NEWS

World Trade Center Attack

This photo taken Sept. 11, 2001 by the New York City Police Department and obtained by ABC News, which claims to have obtained it under the Freedom of Information Act, shows smoke and ash engulfing the area around the World Trade Center in New York. (AP Photo/NYPD via ABC News, Det. Greg Semendinger) MANDATORY CREDIT
AP/NYPD VIA ABC NEWS

World Trade Center Attack

** ADDS INFORMATION REGARDING SOURCING OF IMAGE ** This photo taken Sept. 11, 2001 by the New York City Police Department and obtained by ABC News, which claims to have obtained them under the Freedom of Information Act, shows smoke billowing from the grounds of World Trade Center in New York. (AP Photo/NYPD via ABC News, Det. Greg Semendinger) MANDATORY CREDIT
AP/NYPD VIA ABC NEWS

Aerial Photos of 9/11 Attack

A trove of aerial photographs of the collapsing World Trade Center offers a rare view from the heavens of the burning twin towers and the apocalyptic shroud of smoke and dust that settled over the city.

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