Never-before-seen photos shed light on what was going on behind the scenes in wake of September 11 terrorist attacks
The US National Archives released a couple of months ago some shocking photos of the Bush administration in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre buildings. The images were released following a Freedom of Information Act request from Colette Neirouz Hanna, coordinating producer for films appearing on Frontline.
Photos taken by the former US vice president Dick Cheney’s staff photographer, show the Bush administration responding to the attack. Most of the photos are taken from inside the President’s Emergency Operations Centre, which is located below the White House.
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Secretary of State, Colin Powell, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, Laura Bush and Lynne Cheney, the first and second ladies, are also featured in the photographs.
Here is a selection of 10 photographs from over 350 images released by the US National Archives: