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September 11, 2001 will be remembered as one of the most horrific and unbelievable days ever experienced in the United States.

The events of this day certainly affect every American, and likely will affect every person in the world in some way.

Everyone at HowStuffWorks expresses their deepest sympathy to the families of the victims in this tragedy. Approximately 2,400 people were killed at Pearl Harbor, and the September 11 tragedy is likely to exceed that.

Three new articles at How Stuff Works help to understand exactly what has happened this week:

How Terrorism Works - A concise overview on both domestic and international terrorism that helps you understand the range of terrorist activity.
http://www.howstuffworks.com/terrorism.htm

How Osama Bin Laden Works - His name has been in the news constantly as a likely suspect. Learn who he is and what he has against the U.S.
http://www.howstuffworks.com/bin-laden.htm

September 11, 2001 - Answers common questions about the events on Tuesday, including "What happened when?" and "Why were these explosions so powerful ?"
http://www.howstuffworks.com/sept-eleven.htm

  These other articles also contain information that may be useful in understanding the events of this week:

How Black Boxes Work
http://www.howstuffworks.com/black-box.htm

How Skyscrapers Work
http://www.howstuffworks.com/skyscraper.htm

How Nuclear Bombs Work
http://www.howstuffworks.com/nuclear-bomb.htm

How Cruise Missiles Work
http://www.howstuffworks.com/cruise-missile.htm

How NATO Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/nato.htm

How Blood Types Work
http://www.howstuffworks.com/question593.htm

How Cell Phones Work
http://www.howstuffworks.com/cell-phone.htm

How Building Implosions Work
http://www.howstuffworks.com/building-implosion.htm

How Airport Security Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/airport-security.htm

How Emergency Rooms Work
http://www.howstuffworks.com/emergency-room.htm

Images seen here are copyrighted by various sources and used without permission. I would hope that the artists don't mind that theses images are being used here. In no way is this to be used for any profitable purpose as it is intended to pay tribute to those lost in one of America's Greatest Tragedies.