September 3, 2011
Rick King, who was assistant fire chief of Shanksville, Pa., on Sept. 11, 2001, stands near a cross made from steel from the World Trade Center, outside the fire station in Shanksville. "I remember walking through the woods, walking through the hemlocks, and I remember seeing tennis shoes lying on the ground ... empty," King said, his voice cracking. "I couldn't imagine what it was like there."
MU defensive coordinator Dave Steckel encourages his defensive team after stopping the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks during the Tigers' home opener at Faurot Field on Saturday. The Tigers won 17-6.
President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush stand for the closing prayer in January 2009 after Obama was sworn in as the 44th president on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sept. 11 defined one presidency. It still hangs over another. Every big ramification of that day — two wars, tremendous debt, Guantanamo Bay prison, the hunt for Osama bin Laden and the dead still coming home at Dover — have bridged the decade from George W. Bush to Barack Obama. The White House, like the rest of the country, has been forever changed.
Police investigate the scene in March after 21-year-old Kosovo Albanian Arid Uka gunned down two American airmen on the bus outside Frankfurt airport in Germany. According to the indictment, Uka was radicalized over time by jihadist propaganda he saw on the Internet, and the night before the act had watched a video that purported to show American atrocities in Afghanistan, but it was actually a clip from a film. The investigation turned up no connections with any terrorist organization.
Alignn Edwards pauses during an interview at Four World Trade Center in New York. Edwards takes special pride in rebuilding this piece of land. "There’s nowhere like New York," he says. "We drop, we fall, we come right back up. That’s who we are."
MU senior safety Kenji Jackson, left, celebrates with defensive lineman Brad Madison, right, after stopping a Miami (Ohio) drive during the Tigers' home opener at Faurot Field on Saturday.
The Miami (Ohio) offensive line faces off against the Tigers' defensive line during the MU home opener on Faurot Field on Saturday. Fans and players alike endured a heat index of more than 100 degrees.
Defensive lineman Michael Sam chases after Miami (Ohio) quarterback Zac Dysert at the game on Saturday. The Tigers defeated the RedHawks 17-6.
Offensive Lineman Anthony Gatti walks into the locker room with Wide Receiver Bud Sasser after the Mizzou v. Miami (Ohio) game on Saturday. The Missouri Tigers won the game 17-6.
Cheerleaders fly during the Mizzou v. Miami (Ohio) football game on Saturday. The Tigers won the first game of the season with a score of 17-6.
MU quarterback James Franklin is tackled by Miami (Ohio) linebacker Mitch Krotz at the football game on Saturday on Faurot Field. More than 58,000 people attended the game.
Senior wide receiver Wes Kemp cheers and sings with fans after the game against Miami (Ohio) at Faurot Field Saturday. The final score of the game was 17-6.
Missouri players reach for the ball on Saturday at the Missouri v. Miami (Ohio) football game. The first game of the season brought 58,313 fans to the stands in Faurot Field.
Shelby Catalano of Marching Mizzou adjusts the strap on her hat on Saturday at the football game against Miami (Ohio). High school band members from across the state joined Marching Mizzou in their halftime show in the annual tradition of Marching Mizzou High School Band Day.
In this Sept. 12, 2001, file photo, New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, center, leads New York Gov. George Pataki, left, and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., on a tour of the site of the World Trade Center disaster. He was the living symbol of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, a hero to a traumatized nation seeking leadership in a time of crisis. Walking miles through the streets of Manhattan, Giuliani urged New York and the world to be calm, said the city would survive. With empathy and restraint, he said the number of 9/11 dead would be "more than any of us can bear."
Ten years after terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center, the new World Trade Center is rising from ground zero. In this Aug. 23 photo, one World Trade Center tower rises above the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty in New York. The tower will be 104 floors and 1,776 feet tall when completed.
Brad Leathers, in window, and Ed Wissner remove items Wednesday from the destroyed home of Jon Graham, right, after it was destroyed during Tropical Storm Irene in Rochester, Vt.
In this Feb. 2 file photo, hundreds of cars sit stranded on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago during a winter blizzard.
In this June 7 file photo, a firefighter keeps a lookout on the roof of a house as the Wallow fire approaches Eagar, Ariz. Nature is pummeling the United States in 2011 with extremes. There have been more than 700 U.S. disaster and weather deaths so far this year. What's happening, experts say, is mostly random chance or the bad luck of getting the wrong roll of the dice.
This comic strip, released by King Features Syndicate, depicts a scene from the Family Circus comic strip. With the 10th anniversary of the terror attacks falling on a Sunday, more than 90 cartoonists with five different syndicates have banded together to dedicate their strips on Sept. 11 to those whose lives were lost in the attacks.