Tuesday marks the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The air assaults unfolded 17 years ago today. The day following the extremist acts, newspapers around the globe reacted by capturing the sorrow, horror, and bewilderment people felt.
For many people, the collapse of the Twin Towers was the biggest news story of their lifetime.
Most who recall that day (9/11), too remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard of the attacks or witnessed them.
A Washington D.C. museum, the Newseum, traces the history of media, archiving more than 100 newspapers from September 12, 2001, the day after the New York attacks.
The front pages of these newspapers, carrying headlines like “AMERICA’S DARKEST DAY” and “ACT OF WAR,” underline the impact the attacks had on the ethos of Americans.
Below is what newspaper scoops looked like the morning after September 11, 2001.
Melbourne’s Herald Sun
New York Post
London’s The Times
The New York Times
London’s The Daily Telegraph
New York Daily News
Canada’s The Globe and Mail
The Washington Post
The Atlanta Constitution
The Los Angeles Times
Detroit Free Press
The San Francisco Examiner
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