• Wednesday is the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
  • The day after the attacks, newspapers around the world reacted by capturing the sadness, shock, and horror people felt.
  • We compiled front pages from American and international newspapers to show what people woke up to on September 12, 2001.

The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks happened exactly 18 years ago Wednesday.

For many people, the attacks were the biggest news story of their lifetime. Almost all who experienced it can remember where they were when they heard of the attacks.

Many people who remember that day also recall the following morning, when newspapers around the world captured the horror, shock, and sadness people felt.

The Newseum, a museum in Washington, DC, that chronicles the history of media, archived more than 100 newspapers from September 12, 2001, the day after the attacks. The front pages of these newspapers, bearing headlines like “ACT OF WAR” and “AMERICA’S DARKEST DAY,” underscore the impact the attacks had on the American psyche.

Here is what newspapers looked like the day after September 11, 2001.

The New York Times

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New York Post

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New York Daily News

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The Washington Post

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USA Today

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The Atlanta Constitution

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The Los Angeles Times

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Detroit Free Press

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The San Francisco Examiner

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Chicago Tribune

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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Canada’s The Globe and Mail

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London’s The Daily Telegraph

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London’s The Times

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Melbourne’s Herald Sun

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