High resolution images from events and festivals around the world, including the 9/11 Commission hearings, the start of the 2009 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, and Central American religious festivals.

9/11 Commission Final Report

WASHINGTON DC — The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission) released its final report at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 22, in Washington, D.C.

9/11 Commission Hearing 12

WASHINGTON DC — On June 16 at the National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center, the Commission heard from several of the federal government’s top law enforcement and intelligence experts on al Qaeda and the 9-11 plot. The hearing resumed on June 17, with the top military and civilian aviation officials testifying about their agencies’ responses to the 9-11 attacks.

9/11 Commission Hearing 11

NEW YORK, NY — The Commission heard from the current and former top-level officials in the fire, police, and emergency management departments of New York City, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Arlington County, Virginia. Secretary of Homeland Security Thomas J. Ridge and former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani also testified.

9/11 Commission Hearing 10

WASHINGTON DC — Attorney General John Ashcroft, Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet, and FBI Director Robert Mueller III testified before the Commission, as well as former Attorney General Janet Reno, former FBI Director Louis Freeh, and former Acting FBI Director Thomas Pickard.

9/11 Commission Hearing 9

WASHINGTON DC — The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States held its ninth public hearing on April 8, 2004, in Washington, DC. The Commission heard testimony from Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.

9/11 Commission Hearing 8

WASHINGTON DC — Photos from the 9/11 Commission’s 8th Public Hearing. Includes Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Sandy Berger, Madeleine Albright, Richard Cohen, and Richard Clarke.

9/11 Commission Hearing 7

WASHINGTON DC — The Commission heard from current and former officials from the public and private sectors, concluding with testimony from Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security James M. Loy. In addition to witness testimony, four staff statements were delivered during the course of the proceedings.