It has been 17 years since the devastating 9/11 attacks. Coverage of the American Airlines flight 11 tragedy during which nearly 3,000 perished was the main priority that day for most Western news agencies (the scenes of the Twin Towers collapsing were witnessed by an estimated two billion people - a third of the human race). Together with amateur records, this has produced such an incredible amount of 9/11 photos, some of it is rarely seen even today.


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Bored Panda has collected some of the least seen 9/11 stories from across the internet. From street-shots of the towers going down to satellite images of New York City, these 9/11 pictures never seen before are revealing new angles of the horrific day that changed the world forever. For more similar September 11 shots, check out this powerful book by David Friend.

#1 A Knot Of Bystanders At Park Row And Beekman Street Look Up As The South Tower Begins To Collapse

A Knot Of Bystanders At Park Row And Beekman Street Look Up As The South Tower Begins To Collapse

Patrick Witty Report

EmptySoul 1 year ago

Most expressive pic of all pics. No matter your color, caste, religion, when such in-human and horrifying thing occurs, we all weep and bleed same color.

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#2 At Rector Street And Broadway, A Photographer Leaned Out His Window With A Medium-format Camera And Caught The Moment Before The Second Plane’s Impact

At Rector Street And Broadway, A Photographer Leaned Out His Window With A Medium-format Camera And Caught The Moment Before The Second Plane’s Impact

Rob Howard Report

Cat Meow 1 year ago

Looking at all these pictures gives me goosebumps and flash backs to that day

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#3 People Falling From The Towers

People Falling From The Towers

David Surowiecki Report

John L 1 year ago

Burning to death is the most painful thing, and it isn't any wonder that so many choose a quick death over the ultimate torture.

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#4 People Run Down Broadway As A Smoke And Dust Cloud Comes Up The Street From The Collapsing World Trade Center Buildings In New York

People Run Down Broadway As A Smoke And Dust Cloud Comes Up The Street From The Collapsing World Trade Center Buildings In New York

Kelly Price Report

Daria B 1 year ago

It's so sad that this is real and not the screenshot of some action film.

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#5 A Man Has A Job To Do

A Man Has A Job To Do

Melanie Einzig Report

John L 1 year ago

This does not surprise me at all. When I was in graduate school I worked the midnight shift at UPS, in Knoxville. Everything was 100% about getting the packages shipped and delivered. Management never slowed down. Everyone worked non stop from the moment they clocked in until they clocked out. In other words, you were paid well, but earned every penny made. Its the most 'workaholic' company in the world, I kid you not.

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#6 As Seen Through A Fish-Eye Lens From An Apartment Four Blocks Away, Smoke Streams From The North Tower Within Minutes Of The First Plane’s Attack

As Seen Through A Fish-Eye Lens From An Apartment Four Blocks Away, Smoke Streams From The North Tower Within Minutes Of The First Plane’s Attack

Patricia McDonough Report

EmptySoul 1 year ago

I am sure who ever took this pic, will never forget the view entire life. Horrific, terrible and sad.

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#7 American Airlines Flight 11 (Visible In The Upper Right-Hand Corner Of The Photo) Approaches The North Tower Of The World Trade Center On September 11, 2001

American Airlines Flight 11 (Visible In The Upper Right-Hand Corner Of The Photo) Approaches The North Tower Of The World Trade Center On September 11, 2001

American Airlines Flight 11 (visible in the upper right-hand corner of the photo) approaches the north tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. This largely unknown triptych (the subsequent images follow), shot from a Brooklyn window, was part of an ongoing Internet art exhibition that displayed updated panoramas of downtown Manhattan every four seconds. A time code can be seen in the lower right-hand corner of each... Read More

American Airlines Flight 11 (visible in the upper right-hand corner of the photo) approaches the north tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. This largely unknown triptych (the subsequent images follow), shot from a Brooklyn window, was part of an ongoing Internet art exhibition that displayed updated panoramas of downtown Manhattan every four seconds. A time code can be seen in the lower right-hand corner of each frame.

Wolfgang Staehle Report

Greg Hoggarth 1 year ago

I recall there being very little footage of the first plane hitting, so this might be amongst that scarce record.

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#8 South Tower Of The World Trade Center Collapsing

South Tower Of The World Trade Center Collapsing

Bolivar Arellano Report

EmptySoul 1 year ago

omg, this is so unreal. wonder how this person or camera survived. I have never seen any pic before captured at this angle showing tower collapse. OP must be couple of hundred meters near or less than the base of building.

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#9 The South Tower Disintegrates, Raining Debris Behind A Cross Atop Trinity Church

The South Tower Disintegrates, Raining Debris Behind A Cross Atop Trinity Church

James Nachtwey / VII for Time Report

EmptySoul 1 year ago

I wonder if that cross was still standing post both buildings collapsed.

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#10 Not Yet Realizing A Terrorist Attack Was In Progress, Architect And Amateur Pilot Isabel Daser, Eight Months Pregnant, Asked A Co-Worker To Take Her Portrait As A Record Of The Day

Not Yet Realizing A Terrorist Attack Was In Progress, Architect And Amateur Pilot Isabel Daser, Eight Months Pregnant, Asked A Co-Worker To Take Her Portrait As A Record Of The Day

Daser Bessler Report

Eirik Guttulsrud 1 year ago

None of them seem aware :/

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