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'A declaration of war': How the world's media covered the 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers

The US is marking the 20th anniversary of the tragedy this weekend.

JUST BEFORE 2pm Irish time on 11 September 2001, the first images of smoke billowing from one of New York’s Twin Towers were appearing on US national news channels. 

The terror attack, which claimed the lives of 2,753 people, lead international news bulletins as the situation unfolded over the course of the day and was the front page story in newspapers across the globe.

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center – here’s a look at how the world’s media reported it.

United States: ‘Our nation saw evil’

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boston globe

washington post

Ireland: ‘War of the worlds’

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Britain: ‘A declaration of war’

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london times

uk daily telegraph

France: ‘The new war’

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Germany: ‘Terror attack on the heart of America’

Italy: ‘Thousands dead’

Kuwait: ‘Beyond words, beyond belief’

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Australia: ‘War on America’

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