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President George W. Bush confers with staff via telephone from his office aboard Air Force One during the flight from Sarasota to Barksdale Air Force Base.

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President George W. Bush participates in a reading demonstration on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida.


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Bush watches television coverage of the attacks on the World Trade Center during a briefing in the classroom.


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Bush calls New York Gov. George Pataki, FBI Director Robert Mueller, and Vice President Dick Cheney. White House Chief of Staff Andy Card talks on a cellphone.


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Bush watches television coverage of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center from his office aboard Air Force One.


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Bush talks with his staff by telephone from his office aboard Air Force One, during the flight from Sarasota to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.


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Bush and his staff look out the windows of Air Force One at their F-16 escort while en route to Barksdale Air Force Base.


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Bush confers with, from left, Karl Rove, Andy Card, Dan Bartlett, and Ari Fleischer before delivering remarks on the World Trade Center disaster from the General Dougherty Conference Center at Barksdale Air Force Base.


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Bush, Admiral Richard Mies, left, and White House Chief of Staff Andy Card conduct a video teleconference at Offutt Air Force Base.


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Bush speaks with Ari Fleischer, left, and Karl Rove aboard Air Force One during the flight to Andrews Air Force Base.


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After departing Offutt Air Force Base for Washington, DC, Bush talks on the phone with Vice President Dick Cheney from Air Force One.


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National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice waits at the South Portico for Bush to arrive at the White House.


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Counselor Karen Hughes and counsel Alberto Gonzales follow Bush into the Oval Office after his return to the White House.


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Working with his senior staff, Bush reviews the speech that he will deliver to the nation in the evening.


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Laura Bush listens as her husband discusses the terrorist attacks with White House staff in the President’s Emergency Operations Center.


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Bush and Laura talk with Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice in the President’s Emergency Operations Center.


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After returning to the White House, Bush meets with, from left, Vice President Dick Cheney, Chief of Staff Andy Card, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, and Special Agent Carl Truscott of the US Secret Service, in the President’s Emergency Operations Center.


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Bush reviews notes with Karen Hughes before addressing the nation from the Oval Office.


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After addressing the nation, Bush meets with his National Security Council in the President’s Emergency Operations Center.


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