9/11 images

No matter what common sense tells me, whenever I see a TV documentary or pictures of the early moments of 9/11, I always hope maybe this time the outcome will be different. Of course, it never is.

9/11 came rushing back into the nation’s consciousness today when ABC News released images from a police helicopter that were taken that day. It took a Freedom of Information request to get them.

The BBC’s Web site has the most comprehensive slideshow of the images.

A slideshow with the story behind the request can be found at the ABC News site. Almost 3,000 pictures were provided to ABC, which has released only a few more than a dozen.