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September 11, 2001 Attack Images & Timelines - Images of the 9-11-2001 attack on New York's World Trade Center & the Pentagon in Washington. Plus timelines and hijackers photographs of the Sept. 11th flights. The September 11th 2001 terror attack on America news archive images, pictures, graphs, and photos are copyrighted.I woke a few minutes after 8:45 on 9-11-01, unusually early for me, but I was wide awake. Remembering that the night before sound had gone out on my favorite news channel, I picked up the remote beside my bed and turned the TV on.

Why were they showing  “King Kong” first thing in the morning? The sound was still out. On the screen was a tall building with smoke rising from it, then a plane crashing into the damaged building. I waited for the ape to appear on top of the building. When he didn’t, I sat up and flipped to a channel with sound. Regular programming was running, so I was relieved what I was seeing was probably not live. Still I couldn’t go back to sleep. Something didn’t feel right. I surfed channels until I found one describing what I had seen, the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers. Of course, following that came news of the Pentagon attack and later crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.

I am a late sleeper and still wonder why I woke early that day and why on a day the sound was out on the only channel running the attack live. Coincidence? Probably, but it made a very unsettling day even more surreal. It still seems surreal.

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