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America Under Attack
September 11, 2001
Images from the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.

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After the Fall Gallery | After the Fall: A special issue of the Washington Post Magazine on the events of Sept. 11, 2001. October 05, 2001
Gallery | War Zone Eyewitness: Washington Post photographers Lucian Perkins and Lois Raimondo on assignment in Afghanistan, taking pictures of the U.S.-led war and the people whose lives are being transformed by it. In their galleries, we see a land engulfed by violence and change, desperation and hope. October - November, 2001

Gallery | Fall of the Twin Towers: This sequence of photos chronicles the impact of the second hijacked plane into the South Tower and its collapse 45 minutes later. September 11, 2001

Gallery | 10 Days in September: The Sept. 11 attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center transformed a nation and its people. On the night of Sept. 11, President Bush met with his war cabinet and started America on the road to war. Nine days later, the president would address the nation before a joint session of Congress. Those 10 days – Sept. 11 to Sept. 20 – marked a crucial turning point in the country's history as the U.S. confronted the threat of international terrorism.

Video | Pentagon Under Attack: The Pentagon erupted in fire when a commercial airliner outbound from Dulles International Airport was rerouted by terrorists and smashed into the building at about 9:45 this morning. September 11, 2001

Video | Searching for Hope in New York: The scene outside Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital Center was one of desperation as dozen of family and friends of the victims involved in the World Trade Center attack sought information about their loved ones. September 12, 2001

Panoramas | Ground Zero: A series of panoramic photographs taken on the mornings of Sept. 15 and Sept 18 and a satellite image taken on Sept. 15. (Requires QuickTime.)

Multimedia | Virtual Flyover of Ground Zero: The 3-D computer animation was created from a single satellite photograph of lower Manhattan taken Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001. Monday, September 17, 2001

Gallery | The World Reacts: Victims of America's worst acts of terrorism honored with vigils, memorials and rallies around the world. September 15, 2001

Video | New York Remembers: New Yorkers reflect on the week's events and honor the dead at makeshift memorial sites around Manhattan. Sunday, September 16, 2001

Video | Deployment of the USS Theodore Roosevelt: At Naval Station Norfolk, 15,000 sailors and marines began a six month deployment with the USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Battle Group. Wednesday's deployment was scheduled, but Navy officials said it was anything but routine after last week's terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, DC. About 5,500 Navy personnel were aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Many said tearful goodbyes before heading out to sea. September 19, 2001

Video | Victims Remembered at Pentagon Ceremony: One month after a hijacked plane slammed into the Pentagon, President Bush, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and others honored the 189 who died in the terrorist attack at a ceremony on the complex's River Parade Field. Thursday, October 11, 2001

Video | USS Enterprise Returns to Norfolk: Thousands of sailors and marines aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise returned to Norfolk, Virginia Saturday for an emotional reunion with their families after a six-and-a-half month deployment. November 10, 2001

Gallery | Legacy of Terror: Osama bin Laden, the prime suspect in the September 11 attacks on the WTC and Pentagon, has also been linked to the bombing of U.S. interests in Africa, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. September 19, 2001

Gallery | By Edict of the Taliban: The Women of Kabul: From the camera of Nina Berman, this gallery of photographs taken in Kabul in 1998 chronicles the lives of women under the Taliban. November 20, 2001

Gallery | Living Faith: Inside the Muslim World of Southeast Asia: Explore the role of Muslim schools, mosques, family, villages and cities in shaping what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century. November 13, 2001

Multimedia | War Explorer: The War Explorer multimedia interface features clickable maps and background information about the war in Afghanistan combined with links to the latest news reports, video, live online discussions and photo galleries. October - December, 2001

Video | The Bioterrorism Threat: Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, attention has turned to the danger of a massive biological or chemical assault. A series of anthrax deaths and exposures show the need for greater preparedness in dealing with an attack. As they confront this threat, experts face numerous questions. Two washingtonpost.com video reports explore the issues surrounding bioterrorism. November 3, 2001