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Tuesday, 11 September, 2001, 19:54 GMT 20:54 UK
In pictures: Attack on the Pentagon
After the double attack on the twin towers of the World Trade Center, a third plane crashed into Washington's Pentagon building.

Pentagon on fire
The blast from the plane set one side of the Pentagon ablaze flattening cars and spreading debris

Fire-fighters at Pentagon
Emergency services were soon at the scene to fight fires and help with the evacuation

Helicopter hovers above Pentagon
The blast sent a plume of smoke high into the air above Washington

Fire-fighters at the Pentagon
Fire-fighters battled to control the blaze after efforts had been made to evacuate the building

The Pentagon burns
The Pentagon would usually be the centre of the US military's response to an emergency

Collapsed section of the Pentagon
Part of the Pentagon collapsed after the plane struck

Fighter and helicopter above the Pentagon
Fighters and helicopters patrolled above the Pentagon in case of a second attack

Smoke pours out of Pentagon
There were traffic jams in Washington as cars tried to get further away from the Pentagon

























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