Los Angeles International Airport September 11, 2001(REUTERS/Jim Ruymen )

by Reuters Thursday, Sep. 13, 2001 at 4:42 AM

Runways and roadways are devoid of activity as some 178 commercial aircraft sit idle at Los Angeles International Airport September 11, 2001, in the wake of terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.

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Runways and roadways are devoid of activity as some 178 commercial aircraft sit idle at Los Angeles International Airport September 11, 2001, in the wake of terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. U.S. authorities halted all civilian flights until at least midday on September 12 after three hijacked domestic airliners crashed on Tuesday into the Pentagon and New York's World Trade Center and a fourth went down in western Pennsylvania. REUTERS/Jim Ruymen