Firefighters walk towards one of the towers at the World Trade Center before it collapsed after a plane hit the building September 11, 2001 in New York City. This September 11 marks ten years since members of Al Qaeda hijacked four planes, attacking the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and crashing one in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing nearly 3,000 people in all. The effects continue to resonate across the global political landscape, as the United States concluded a nearly decade-long search for Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, killing him in May 2011, and struggles to wind down two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (Photo by Jose Jimenez/Primera Hora/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: ** TCN OUT ** ***** Series: 9/11 TEN YEARS LATER *** Headline: How did the events of 9/11 shape your life? ** The Morning Call asked readers to offer their personal reflections about the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
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