Ten Years Later: The September 11 Attacks
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Al Qaeda

Osama bin Laden (second from left) and his top lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahiri (second from right), are shown at an undisclosed location with two unidentified men in this image, which was broadcast by Al Jazeera on Sunday, October 7, 2001. As the leader of Al Qaeda, bin Laden established the basic principles of the 9/11 attacks, although more detailed planning of the operation was handled by other Al Qaeda operatives.

[AP/Wide World Photos]


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