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18 years of 9/11: Defining images from the day that shook the world

18th anniversary of 9/11 attack: On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, the entire world watched as two passenger planes ploughed into the World Trade Centre towers. Another plane crashed into the west wing of the Pentagon. A total of 3,000 people had lost their lives.

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The day the world turned: On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, the entire world watched as two passenger planes ploughed into the World Trade Centre (WTC) towers in New York, the financial capital of the Unites States. (Express Archives)

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All 58 passengers on this flight and 125 people present at the crash site at the Pengaton were killed in the crash, according to pentagon.spacelist.org. In pic: A rescue helicopter surveys damage to the Pentagon as firefighters battle flames after an airplane crashed into the U.S. military Headquarters outside of Washington in this September 11, 2001 file photo. (Reuters)

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Roughly within half an hour of the attack on the WTC, an American Airlines flight took off from Dulles International Airport. It crash landed on the western wing of the Pentagon, where the US State Dept of Defence is housed. (FBI via AP)

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This undated photo provided by the FBI shows damage to the Pentagon caused during the 9/11 attacks. The FBI released a group of photos on March 30, 2017, showing the aftermath of the hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crash into the Pentagon. (FBI via AP)

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Another plane, which was headed for the White House in Washington DC, crash landed in Pennsylvania. (Archives/Agencies)

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Close to 3,000 people lost their lives in the tragedy. (Agencies/Archives)

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In this Sept. 24, 2001, file photo, Fritz Koenig's 25-ton bronze artwork "The Sphere" sculpture that once graced the plaza at New York's World Trade Center lies in the wreckage following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (AP)

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Seen here is a roadside vendor near Fine Arts in Vadodara, Gujarat, displaying old issues of magazines when Laden was on the cover of virtually every publication around the world. (Express photo: Bhupendra Rana)

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President George W. Bush's eyes well up with tears while speaking in the Oval Office of the White House in this September 13, 2001 file photo. Bush, who was in office at the time of the Sept. 11 attacks and famously said he wanted Osama bin Laden dead or alive. (Reuters)

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The spot where the two towers stood was called "Ground Zero". Seen here are mourners standing close to the site during the third anniversary memorial for victims of 9/11. (Reuters)