The Falling Man is a photograph taken by Associated Press photographer Richard Drew, of a man falling from the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 9:41:15 a.m. during the September 11 attacks in New York City. The subject of the image-whose identity remains uncertain-was one of the people trapped on the upper floors of the skyscraper who either fell as they searched for safety or jumped to escape the fire and smoke. At least 200 people fell or jumped to their deaths that day;[1] there was no time to recover or identify those who were forced out of the buildings prior to the collapse of the towers. Officially, all deaths in the attacks except those of the hijackers were ruled to be homicides due to blunt trauma[2] (as opposed to suicides), and the New York City medical examiner’s office stated that it does not classify the people who fell to their deaths on September 11 as “jumpers”: “A ‘jumper’ is somebody who goes to the office in the morning knowing that they will commit suicide… These people were forced out by the smoke and flames or blown out.”[1]

The Falling Man is a photograph taken by Associated Press photographer Richard Drew, of a man falling from the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 9:41:15 a.m. during the September 11 attacks in New York City. The subject of the image-whose identity remains uncertain-was one of the people trapped on the upper floors of the skyscraper who either fell as they searched for safety or jumped to escape the fire and smoke. At least 200 people fell or jumped to their deaths that day;[1] there was no time to recover or identify those who were forced out of the buildings prior to the collapse of the towers. Officially, all deaths in the attacks except those of the hijackers were ruled to be homicides due to blunt trauma[2] (as opposed to suicides), and the New York City medical examiner’s office stated that it does not classify the people who fell to their deaths on September 11 as “jumpers”: “A ‘jumper’ is somebody who goes to the office in the morning knowing that they will commit suicide… These people were forced out by the smoke and flames or blown out.”[1]

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    My god, my god.
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    Today marks 11 yrs since the 9/11 attacks
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    This photo breaks my heart. The choice of fire and smoke or flying for a mer 10 seconds…. This picture makes me weep. He...
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    this is so sad
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