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7 pictures of 9/11 that show you why you should never forget

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IT WAS unquestionably the most terrible day of our age. September 11, 2001. The day that Americans will remember.

On that day almost 3000 innocent people died when terrorists hijacked four civilian planes. Two of the planes struck the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center. One nosedived into the Pentagon in Washington. And one crashed into a field in Pennsylvania thanks to the brave efforts of passengers who stormed the cockpit.

As Americans begin their day of mourning, we’ve compiled 7 images to remind you why this day was so momentous.

American heroes - 7 pictures of 9/11 that show you why you should never forget

While for some, words just couldn’t describe the horror these men have seen.

Ghoulish cloak survivors - 7 pictures of 9/11 that show you why you should never forget

The force of the world’s highest towers collapsing reduced buildings to ash which coated survivors in a ghoulish cloak.

Moment of impact the south tower is hit - 7 pictures of 9/11 that show you why you should never forget

WTC 2, or the South Tower, was the second of the Twin Towers to be completed, the second to be hit by a plane on September 11th, and the first to be destroyed.
At 9:03 AM, Flight 175 slammed into the southwest face of the tower, creating an impact hole that extended from the 78th to 84th floors. Upon impact, large fireballs emerged from the southwest, southeast, and northeast faces, and east corner.

Second hijacked plane hiting the south tower - 7 pictures of 9/11 that show you why you should never forget

The impact rocked the tower, causing it to sway several feet. The jet hit the right side of the face at an oblique angle, and much of the fuselage emerged from the east corner. It appears that a large portion of the estimated 10,000 gallons of fuel Flight 175 was carrying at the time of impact exited the southeast and northeast faces of the building in the spectacular fireballs. Seventeen minutes after the North Tower impact, a number of photographers were able to capture the South Tower fireballs on film.

Tower in vain - 7 pictures of 9/11 that show you why you should never forget

The South Tower began its precipitous collapse at 9:59 AM. At first the portion of the tower above the crash zone began to tilt to the southeast, while the first explosions of dust began at the crash zone. Then, at about 2.5 seconds the top began to fall, and its rotation decelerated. At about the 6.5-second mark, the top was completely swallowed up by the huge growing dust cloud.

World Trade Centers Ground Zero - 7 pictures of 9/11 that show you why you should never forget

The search continued in vain. The United States were shocked.
Engineers say that the World Trade Centers had an unusual design, where much of the structural load was carried by the exterior shell of the building rather than central columns. So when that shell was pierced, the buildings were weakened significantly, precipitating their collapse. Source: AFP

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A Day in the Life of the Russian Marines

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7 - A Day in the Life of the Russian Marines

On November 27, Russia celebrates the Naval Infantry’s Day. Events are held in the brigades of the country’s Pacific, Northern, Baltic and Black Sea fleets, as well as in two battalions of the Caspian flotilla, individual squadrons and subunits. Take a look at the everyday life of these Russian servicemen in black berets down below.

The Day of the Russian Naval Infantry was officially established in December 1995. It is a relatively young holiday, despite the fact that the country’s Marines date back more than three centuries. According to historians, the first “regiment of naval soldiers” was created in the Russian Empire in 1705 by Tsar Peter the Great.

These days, the “black berets,” whose motto is “The victory is where we are!”, serve on the ships of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean, as well as on ships of the Northern and Pacific Fleets performing their tasks in different areas of the World Ocean.

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Russian marines jump with parachutes during the tactical exercises at the Klerk training ground in Primorsky Region. (Photo: Sputnik)

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Pacific Fleet’s naval infantry practice defense maneuvering. (Photo: Sputnik)

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Pacific Fleet’s naval infantry during exercises in Vladivostok. (Photo: Sputnik)

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Russian marines of the Pacific Fleet’s naval infantry jump with parachutes from an An-26 aircraft. (Photo: Sputnik)

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The Russian Naval Infantry lands at the Klerk training ground in Primorsky Region during assault exercises. (Photo: Sputnik)

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Joint exercises of Pacific Fleet’s reconnaissance and landing units and Eastern Military District’s army aviation. (Photo: Sputnik)

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A demonstration performance of Baltic Fleet’s marines at the Khmelyovka training range, Kaliningrad Region. (Photo: Sputnik)

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Hottest Weapon: Israeli Female Soldiers Show Off Their Sexy Side

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If looks could kill Israeli military servicewomen could be at the forefront. Instagram account where the young camouflage-clad ladies demonstrate their beauty has already attracted tens of thousands of followers.
Military service in Israel is mandatory both for men and women, men serve three years, while women serve two.

These young women aren’t camera shy and have taken to Instagram to demonstrate that a military uniform and an M-16 over your shoulder can look dangerously sexy.

? Photo by @shirkatani Beauty will save the World #IDF #צהל #armygirl #צבא #Israel

Objavu dijeli GIRLS DEFENSE ? IDF (@girlsdefense)

? Photo by @elsakrief Beauty will save the World #IDF #צהל #armygirl #צבא

Objavu dijeli GIRLS DEFENSE ? IDF (@girlsdefense)

Some photos of the representatives of the army highlight the fact that the Israeli military uniform can look very feminine.

? Photo by @moran_bar_ Beauty will save the World #IDF #צהל #armygirl #צבא #Israel

Objavu dijeli GIRLS DEFENSE ? IDF (@girlsdefense)

Although the soldiers have to deal with heavy weaponry and intense training, the ladies are not afraid to show off their fun, playful side, posting sexy photos of themselves.

? Photo by @nataliafadeev Beauty will save the World #IDF #צהל #armygirl #צבא

Objavu dijeli GIRLS DEFENSE ? IDF (@girlsdefense)

Many Instagram followers look forward to seeing new photos of these Israeli beauties as there are over 50,000 people following #Girlsdefense on the social media platform.

Women are allowed to serve in 83 percent of the Israel Defense Forces, including combat units. They can choose to spend years of service in the offices of the General Staff, hospitals, educational institutions and other similar places.

However, many women proudly enroll in combat infantry, border police and other combat units.

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