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Newly released 9/11 photos

Click to view newly released NYPD photos of the 9/11 attack in NYC.

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Newly released aerial photos of the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attack show the towers coming down from a dramatic new angle. The photos, taken from a police helicopter, were obtained by ABC News under a Freedom of Information Act request with the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

In this photo, the upper floors of a World Trade Center tower burn after terrorists flew a pasenger jet into it.

Greg Semendinger / NYPD VIA ABC NEWS
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Smoke billows from a World Trade Center tower after the attack, which killed nearly 3,000 people.

Greg Semendinger / NYPD VIA ABC NEWS
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The first World Trade Center tower begins to implode. Both buildings collapsed within two hours of being struck, destroying nearby buildings and damaging others.

Greg Semendinger / NYPD VIA ABC NEWS
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A World Trade Center tower implodes.

Greg Semendinger / NYPD VIA ABC NEWS
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Smoke and ash engulf lower Manhattan as one of the towers collapses.

Greg Semendinger / NYPD VIA ABC NEWS
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Another view of the destruction. New York state was home to about two-thirds of the trade center victims.

Greg Semendinger / NYPD VIA ABC NEWS
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Smoke billows from the grounds of World Trade Center.

Greg Semendinger / NYPD VIA ABC NEWS
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Smoke and ash rise as a tower burns.

Greg Semendinger / NYPD VIA ABC NEWS
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Downtown high-rise buildings are engulfed by smoke and ash.

Greg Semendinger / NYPD VIA ABC NEWS
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Another shot of smoke and ash engulfing lower Manhattan.

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A view of lower Manhattan after the implosion.

Greg Semendinger / NYPD VIA ABC NEWS
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White ash covers the downtown area near the grounds of World Trade Center.

Greg Semendinger / NYPD VIA ABC NEWS
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