This picture taken by Associated Press photographer Richard drew was deemed too controversial by most newspaper editors. "The Falling Man" became the subject of a documentary, but the identity of the man plummeting to his death is still disputed. Some families refuse to believe it could be their relative for religious reasons, even though no 9/11 victim has been classified as dying by suicide. Source: AP
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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.