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Rarely Seen Pictures Of 9/11 Terror Attack


Even though it has been 16 years since the devastating attacks of September 11, we just can’t help but still feel pain for the incident. The coverage of the tragedy, during which nearly 3,000 perished, was the main priority for most Western news agencies. Together with amateur records, this produced an incredible amount of footage that is rarely seen these days.

Bored Panda compiled a list of the least seen 9/11 pictures across the internet. These unforgettable photos reveal new angles of the horrific day that changed our world forever. If you want more of these shots, you can check out this powerful book by David Friend.


1. Citizens looking up as the South Tower begins to collapse


Source: Patrick Witty

2. A photographer leaned out of his window with a medium-format camera caught the moment before the second plane’s impact. Wow!


Source: Rob Howard

3. People running down Broadway as smoke and dust clouds come up from the collapsing buildings in New York


Source: Kelly Price

4. A fish-eye lens from an apartment only four blocks away within minutes of the first plane’s attack.


Source: Patricia McDonough

5. A man has a job to do


Source: Melanie Einzig

6.  American airlines flight 11 approaches the North tower of the trade center on September 11, 2001.


Source: Wolfgang Staehle

7. Raining debris behind a cross on trinity church.


Source: James Nachtwey / VII for Time

8. The tower collapsing


Source: Bolivar Arellano

9.  Not realizing a terrorist attack in progress, this architect and amateur pilot, Isabel Daser, eight months pregnant, asked his co-worker to take her portrait


Source: Daser Bessler

10. “I was 4 years old and the picture was taken along the Westside Highway That Morning On 9/11”


Source: AustinSansone

11. “The second plane flew directly over my head and slammed into the South Tower. It took me a few seconds to get my head together and this was the shot I took.”


Source: Marc A. Garrett

12. Man running down Broadway as smoke and dust clouds come up the street


Source: Kelly Price

13. 9/11


Source: luke kurtis

14. On a Brooklyn rooftop


Source: Alex Webb/Magnum Photos

15. Satellite image of New York City made early on September 12


Source: NASA

16. Plane exploding after hitting the second tower


Source: Sara K. Schwittek

17.  Penman got as close to the buildings as he could and this is the shot.


Source: Phil Penman

18. The photographer considered this 9/11 Brooklyn scene too tranquil at the time. He shared the picture four years later after the attacks.


Source: Thomas Hoepker/Magnum Photos

19.  Tragic


Source: Marty Lederhandler

20. Several buildings collapsing following the terrorist attack


Source: Petra Beter

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