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Featured Collection: September 11

15 years ago, in 2001 a series of terrorist attacks were launched by the terror group al-Qaeda on New York and Washington DC. Four planes were hijacked and were flown into major US buildings. Two hit the World Trade Center in New York, another the Pentagon and the last plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. 

These events shook the world, and September 11 forever has become synonymous with the tragedy of that day. Here, Tell History has collected memories from all over the world showing what a truly global event this was.

Click on the markers on the map below to access histories in this collection.

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9/11: Should I go to school?: 33.501693, -117.662551
Travel was never the same: 29.531197, -98.468348
I used to work in the World Trade Center: 37.785228, -122.404389
9/11: I knew the towers would collapse: 41.136740, -73.283487
I remember the second crash live on TV: 45.458626, 9.181873
\'Bad men attacking our country\': 38.907192, -77.036871
\'It was a crazy day. I will never forget it.\': 40.931210, -73.898747
I didn\'t understand the gravity of 9/11: 40.728224, -73.794852
\'It was a day of silence\': 40.938154, -73.832078
Impact became clear years later: 25.432080, -100.983661
We were told not to use mobile phones: 38.834367, -77.311585
I woke up to the news on my radio alarm: -33.868820, 151.209296
9/11: I wondered how evil people could be: 60.169856, 24.938379
I thought I was watching a Bruce Willis film: 1.355379, 103.867744
I sympathize with the victims: 34.555349, 69.207486
Human life has no nationality: 52.612200, 39.598123
\'Something I wouldn\'t want to remember\': 40.712784, -74.005941
\'People were trying to kill us\': 40.712784, -74.005941
\'It was very scary as a child\': 38.232417, -122.636652
Returning home from London and hearing about the attacks: 51.589020, -0.555260
We thought the world was ending: 40.396801, -74.091598
9/11: Different reactions across NYC: 40.809119, -73.963966
Strange new tourism after 9/11: 40.707373, -74.004783
9/11 from Syria: my father rushed in to watch Al Jazeera: 36.202105, 37.134260
The worst of Hollywood became reality : 49.006890, 8.403653
After 9/11 I cancelled my trip to the USA: 49.006890, 8.403653
9/11: I was concerned by the response: 59.858564, 17.638927
British sing US national anthem 9/11: 51.499119, -0.164439
Losing a friend on 9/11: 40.712784, -74.005941
9/11: A day without classical music: 40.844782, -73.864827
9/11: I was worried about how I would be perceived : 51.656923, -0.194925
9/11: A day of lost and dead silence: 40.728224, -73.794852
9/11: It was my first day as a live-in nanny: 51.656923, -0.194925
I didn\'t believe the person who told me: 41.325097, -73.527759
9/11 and my career: 41.008238, 28.978359
The US began a war on terror: 41.008238, 28.978359
9/11: A woman collapsed in my arms: 40.762468, -73.981557
Stuck in limbo after 9/11 attacks: 40.643948, -73.782351
Leaving NYC after 9/11: 33.941589, -118.408530
Extra security screenings because of birthplace: 32.715738, -117.161084
My teacher\'s 9/11 statement made a lasting impression: 51.621440, -3.943646
\'We gathered our gear and went north\': 40.176436, -74.631660
\'The optimism of the 90s died that day\': 32.085300, 34.781768
Watching the attacks at my birthday party: 8.524139, 76.936638
9/11: My first reaction was anger: -33.872126, 151.081238
9/11: It was hard to understand at first: 50.356943, 7.588996
9/11: I remember exactly where I was: 48.035449, 14.496906
It felt weird to just continue with our lives: 52.145645, 8.054213
“Are you interested in politics?”: 51.220226, 6.793006
\'It was an attack on the world\': 52.307687, 4.767424
Netherlands too small to be a target: 52.370216, 4.895168
A strange coincidence on 9/11: 41.902783, 12.496366
9/11: I remember the face of Mohamed Atta: 36.654696, 44.537808

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