President George W Bush in classroom
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9/11: President Bush informed of World Trade Center attacks

25 August 2011 Last updated at 13:01 BST

At 0910 Eastern Daylight Time on 11 September 2001 President Bush was informed of the World Trade Center attacks by his chief of Staff, Andrew Card.

The president was in a Florida classroom reading to children when he was told the news.

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