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The clock’s hands remain stuck just after 9.30am, which is when a gang of al-Qaeda hijackers plunged American Airlines flight 77 into the Pentagon killing all 64 people on board and 125 on the ground.

About Harrowing
In agriculture, a harrow (often called a set of harrows in a plurale tantum sense) is an implement for breaking up and smoothing out the surface of the soil. In this way it is distinct in its effect from the plough, which is used for deeper tillage. Harrowing is often carried out on fields to follow the rough finish left by plowing operations. The purpose of this harrowing is generally to break up clods (lumps of soil) and to provide a finer finish, a good tilth or soil structure that is suitable for seedbed use. Coarser harrowing may also be used to remove weeds and to cover seed after sowing. Harrows differ from cultivators in that they disturb the whole surface of the soil, such as to prepare a seedbed, instead of disturbing only narrow trails that skirt crop rows (to kill weeds).
There are four general types of harrows: disc harrows, tine harrows (including spring-tooth harrows, drag harrows, and spike harrows), chain harrows, and chain-disk harrows. Harrows were originally drawn by draft animals, such as horses, mules, or oxen, or in some times and places by manual labourers. In modern practice they are almost always tractor-mounted implements, either trailed after the tractor by a drawbar or mounted on the three-point hitch.
A modern development of the traditional harrow is the rotary power harrow, often just called a power harrow.

Harrowing 9/11 photos reveal a charred Pentagon, a shell-shocked George Bush …

About photos
A photograph or photo is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface, usually photographic film or an electronic medium such as a CCD or a CMOS chip. Most photographs are created using a camera, which uses a lens to focus the scene’s visible wavelengths of light into a reproduction of what the human eye would see. The process and practice of creating photographs is called photography. The word “photograph” was coined in 1839 by Sir John Herschel and is based on the Greek φῶς (phos), meaning “light”, and γραφή (graphê), meaning “drawing, writing”, together meaning “drawing with light”.

 FBI and firefighters removing the carnage of the Pentagon after American Airlines flight 77 plunged into the building

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FBI and firefighters removing the carnage of the Pentagon after American Airlines flight 77 plunged into the building
 Smoke is seen billowing above Manhattan after the attacks on the World Trade Center

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Harrowing 9/11 photos reveal a charred Pentagon, a shell-shocked George Bush …

Smoke is seen billowing above Manhattan after the attacks on the World Trade Center
 An aerial view of the Pentagon in Washington, DC two days after the terror attacks

Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Cedric H. Rudisil

An aerial view of the Pentagon in Washington, DC two days after the terror attacks
 An office clock which frozen at the time of the shocking impact on the Pentagon
An office clock which frozen at the time of the shocking impact on the Pentagon
 President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney discuss news of the horrific incident

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President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney discuss news of the horrific incident

Two other planes American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 75 were crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex in New York.

United Airlines Flight 93 then crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after the passengers took on the hijackers.

As America prepares to mark 16 years since the horror attacks –  which left 2,996 people dead and more than 6,000 others wounded – the US Department of Defense has released the photos.

The powerful images include candid shots of then-President George Bush trying to take in what was happening to his seemingly untouchable country.

Other moving images show heroic firefighters sifting through building rubble in the search for survivors.

Two light beams shone in the early hours of this morning at the site of the World Trade Center attack in tribute to those who lost their lives.

 Bush greets rescue workers, firefighters and military personnel outside of the Pentagon

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Bush greets rescue workers, firefighters and military personnel outside of the Pentagon
 Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Regiment, firefighters and rescue workers unfurl a huge American flag

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Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Regiment, firefighters and rescue workers unfurl a huge American flag
 FBI agents dressed in protective clothing are pictured above removing evidence from the carnage

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FBI agents dressed in protective clothing are pictured above removing evidence from the carnage
 Bush is pictured above greeting firefighters, police and rescue personnel on September 14, 2001 in New York City

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Bush is pictured above greeting firefighters, police and rescue personnel on September 14, 2001 in New York City
 A burned and melted telephone along with other items sit on top of an office desk inside of the fifth floor at the Pentagon

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A burned and melted telephone along with other items sit on top of an office desk inside of the fifth floor at the Pentagon
 A 'Tribute in Light' illuminates the New York night sky at the site of the 9/11 atrocity

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A ‘Tribute in Light’ illuminates the New York night sky at the site of the 9/11 atrocity

Commemorations are being held across America, with President Donald Trump expected to speak at a ceremony for the 184 people killed at the Pentagon in Washington, DC. 

Thousands of 9/11 victims’ relatives, survivors, rescuers and others will gather at the World Trade Center later today to remember the deadliest terror attack on American soil.

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will observe a moment of silence to mark the time the first plane hit.

He is also due to join a 9/11 ceremony at the Pentagon.

 Visitors gather to pay respects at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville

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Visitors gather to pay respects at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville
 The National Guard, soldiers and firefighters remove rubble from the World Trade Center

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The National Guard, soldiers and firefighters remove rubble from the World Trade Center
 The 'c' of American Airlines is clear in this piece of the plane's fuselage found on the ground in the images from the Pentagon

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The ‘c’ of American Airlines is clear in this piece of the plane’s fuselage found on the ground in the images from the Pentagon
 Vice President Cheney and Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice inside the emergency operations centre

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Vice President Cheney and Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice inside the emergency operations centre
 Fire pours out of the front of the Pentagon just after the attack
Fire pours out of the front of the Pentagon just after the attack
 The inside of the Pentagon shows damage caused by fire and the water used to bring the flames under control

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The inside of the Pentagon shows damage caused by fire and the water used to bring the flames under control

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are hosting a private observance for victims’ relatives there at 9.11am Monday.

Vice President Mike Pence and US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke are to deliver remarks at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville.

Construction continues at the memorial, where ground was broken Sunday for a 93-foot tall Tower of Voices to honour the 33 passengers and seven crew members who died.

World Trade Center victim identified nearly 16 Years after 9/11 terror attacks

Meanwhile, rebuilding work continues at ground zero.

The third of four planned office towers is set to open next year; so is a Greek Orthodox church, next to the trade center site, that was crushed by the South Tower’s collapse.

Work toward a $250 million performing arts centre continues after a design was unveiled last autumn.

 

 

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