On the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attack, the National Archives released new photos of President George W. Bush moments right after learning about the attack.

President George W. Bush confers with staff via telephone Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, from his office aboard Air Force One during the flight from Sarasota to Barksdale Air Force Base.

President George W. Bush confers with staff via telephone Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, 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 confers with staff via telephone Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, from his office aboard Air Force One during the flight from Sarasota to Barksdale Air Force Base.

President George W. Bush confers with staff via telephone Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, 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 talks on the telephone Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, as senior staff huddle in his office aboard Air Force One.

President George W. Bush talks on the telephone Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, as senior staff huddle in his office aboard Air Force One.
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President George W. Bush delivers remarks to the nation regarding the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, from Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla.

President George W. Bush delivers remarks to the nation regarding the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, from Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla.
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President George W. Bush speaks with Ari Fleischer, left, and Karl Rove aboard Air Force One Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, during the flight from Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska to Andrews Air Force Base.

President George W. Bush speaks with  Ari Fleischer, left, and Karl Rove aboard Air Force One Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, during the flight from Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska to Andrews Air Force Base.
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President George W. Bush confers with Karen Hughes and Dan Bartlett the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, outside the Oval Office.

President George W. Bush confers with Karen Hughes and Dan Bartlett the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, outside the Oval Office.
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President George W. Bush delivers his Address to the Nation Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, from the Oval Office.

President George W. Bush delivers his Address to the Nation Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, from the Oval Office.
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President George W. Bush reviews notes with Karen Hughes Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, before addressing the nation from the Oval Office.

President George W. Bush reviews notes with Karen Hughes Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, before addressing the nation from the Oval Office.
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Working with his senior staff, President George W. Bush reviews the speech that he will deliver to the nation from the Oval Office the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. Pictured from left are: Alberto Gonzales, White House Counsel; Karen Hughes, Counselor; Condoleezza Rice, National Security Adviser; Ari Fleischer, Press Secretary, and Andy Card, Chief of Staff.

Working with his senior staff, President George W. Bush reviews the speech that he will deliver to the nation from the Oval Office the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. Pictured from left are: Alberto Gonzales, White House Counsel; Karen Hughes, Counselor; Condoleezza Rice, National Security Adviser; Ari Fleischer, Press Secretary, and Andy Card, Chief of Staff.
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Working with his senior staff, President George W. Bush reviews the speech that he will deliver to the nation the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, from the Oval Office. Pictured from left are: Alberto Gonzales, White House Counsel; Condoleezza Rice, National Security Adviser; Karen Hughes, Counselor; Ari Fleischer, Press Secretary, and Andy Card, Chief of Staff.

Working with his senior staff, President George W. Bush reviews the speech that he will deliver to the nation the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, from the Oval Office. Pictured from left are: Alberto Gonzales, White House Counsel; Condoleezza Rice, National Security Adviser; Karen Hughes, Counselor; Ari Fleischer, Press Secretary, and Andy Card, Chief of Staff.
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President George W. Bush, Admiral Richard Mies, left, and White House Chief of Staff Andy Card conduct a video teleconference Tuesday Sept. 11, 2001, at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.

President George W. Bush, Admiral Richard Mies, left, and White House Chief of Staff Andy Card conduct a video teleconference Tuesday Sept. 11, 2001, at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.
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President George W. Bush talks with Vice President Dick Cheney in the President's Emergency Operations Center Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, after returning to the White House from Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Neb.

President George W. Bush talks with Vice President Dick Cheney in the President's Emergency Operations Center Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, after returning to the White House from Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Neb.
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As President George W. Bush returns to Washington, D.C. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, Marine One prepares to land on the South Lawn of the White House.

As President George W. Bush returns to Washington, D.C. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, Marine One prepares to land on the South Lawn of the White House.
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President George W. Bush arrives Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.

President George W. Bush arrives Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.
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President George W. Bush, White House Chief of Staff Andy Card, left, and Adm. Richard Mies conduct a video teleconference Tuesday Sept. 11, 2001, at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.

President George W. Bush, White House Chief of Staff Andy Card, left, and Adm. Richard Mies conduct a video teleconference Tuesday Sept. 11, 2001, at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.
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President George W. Bush confers with White House Chief of Staff Andy Card Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, in the President's stateroom aboard Air Force One.

President George W. Bush confers with White House Chief of Staff Andy Card Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, in the President's stateroom aboard Air Force One.
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President George W. Bush speaks with White House Chief of Staff Andy Card Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, aboard Air Force One.

President George W. Bush speaks with White House Chief of Staff Andy Card Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, aboard Air Force One.
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President George W. Bush confers with staff members Tuesday, Spet. 11, 2001, at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla. Senior Staff include, from left: Gordon Johndroe, Assistant Press Secretary; Karl Rove, Senior Adviser; Ari Fleischer, Press Secretary; Dan Bartlett, Deputy Assistant to the President; Andy Card, White House Chief of Staff, and Deborah Loewer, Director of White House Situation Room.

President George W. Bush confers with staff members Tuesday, Spet. 11, 2001, at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla. Senior Staff include, from left: Gordon Johndroe, Assistant Press Secretary; Karl Rove, Senior Adviser; Ari Fleischer, Press Secretary; Dan Bartlett, Deputy Assistant to the President; Andy Card, White House Chief of Staff, and Deborah Loewer, Director of White House Situation Room.
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President George W. Bush confers with, from left, Karl Rove, Andy Card, Dan Bartlett and Ari Fleischer, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, prior to delivering remarks on the World Trade Center disaster from the General Dougherty Conference Center at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.

President George W. Bush confers with, from left, Karl Rove, Andy Card, Dan Bartlett and Ari Fleischer, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, prior to delivering remarks on the World Trade Center disaster from the General Dougherty Conference Center at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.
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President George W. Bush consults with senior staff Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at Emma E Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla. Senior staff include, from left: Ari Fleischer, Press Secretary; Dan Bartlett, Deputy Assistant to the President, and Karl Rove, Senior Adviser.

President George W. Bush consults with senior staff Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at Emma E Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla.  Senior staff include, from left: Ari Fleischer, Press Secretary; Dan Bartlett, Deputy Assistant to the President, and Karl Rove, Senior Adviser.
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President George W. Bush delivers remarks on the terrorist attacks Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, before departing for Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.

President George W. Bush delivers remarks on the terrorist attacks Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, before departing for Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.
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After addressing the nation Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush meets with his National Security Council in the Presidential Emergency Operations Center of the White House.

After addressing the nation Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush meets with his National Security Council in the Presidential Emergency Operations Center of the White House.
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President George W. Bush looks over a brief with White House staff Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, outside the Oval Office.

President George W. Bush looks over a brief with White House staff Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, outside the Oval Office.
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After returning to the White House, President George W. Bush meets with from left: Vice President Dick Cheney; Chief of Staff Andy Card; Condoleezza Rice, National Security Adviser, and Special Agent Carl Truscott of the U.S. Secret Service in the Presidential Emergency Operations Center of the White House.

After returning to the White House, President George W. Bush meets with from left: Vice President Dick Cheney;  Chief of Staff Andy Card; Condoleezza Rice, National Security Adviser, and Special Agent Carl Truscott of the U.S. Secret Service in the Presidential Emergency Operations Center of the White House.
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President George W. Bush and Laura W. Bush talk with Vice President Dick Cheney Tuesday, September 11, 2001, in the President's Emergency Operations Center.

President George W. Bush and Laura W. Bush talk with Vice President Dick Cheney Tuesday, September 11, 2001, in the President's Emergency Operations Center.
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President George W. Bush participates in a reading demonstration the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla.

President George W. Bush participates in a reading demonstration the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla.
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As Dan Bartlett, Deputy Assistant to the President, points to news footage of the World Trade Center Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush gathers information about the terrorist attack from a classroom at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla. Also pictured from left are: Deborah Loewer, Director of White House Situation Room, and Senior Adviser Karl Rove.

As Dan Bartlett, Deputy Assistant to the President, points to news footage of the World Trade Center Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush gathers information about the terrorist attack from a classroom at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla. Also pictured from left are: Deborah Loewer, Director of White House Situation Room, and Senior Adviser Karl Rove.
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President George W. Bush calls New York Governor George Pataki, FBI Director Robert Mueller and Vice President Dick Cheney Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, from Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla. White House Chief of Staff Andy Card talks on a cell phone.

President George W. Bush calls New York Governor George Pataki, FBI Director Robert Mueller and Vice President Dick Cheney Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, from Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla. White House Chief of Staff Andy Card talks on a cell phone.
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Surrounded by his staff, President George W. Bush calls New York Governor George Pataki, FBI Director Robert Mueller and Vice President Dick Cheney Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, from Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla. Pictured from left are: Andy Card, White House Chief of Staff; Ari Fleischer, Press Secretary, and Dan Bartlett, Deputy Assistant to the President.

Surrounded by his staff, President George W. Bush calls New York Governor George Pataki, FBI Director Robert Mueller and Vice President Dick Cheney Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, from Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla. Pictured from left are: Andy Card, White House Chief of Staff; Ari Fleischer, Press Secretary, and Dan Bartlett, Deputy Assistant to the President.
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President George W. Bush takes notes as he listens to news coverage of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, during a visit to Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla.

President George W. Bush takes notes as he listens to news coverage of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, during a visit to Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla.
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After departing Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska for Washington, D.C. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush talks on the phone with Vice President Dick Cheney from Air Force One.

After departing Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska for Washington, D.C. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush talks on the phone with Vice President Dick Cheney from Air Force One.
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President George W. Bush watches television coverage of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, from his office aboard Air Force One.

President George W. Bush watches television coverage of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, from his office aboard Air Force One.
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President George W. Bush watches television coverage of the attacks on the World Trade Center Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, during a briefing in a classroom at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla.

President George W. Bush watches television coverage of the attacks on the World Trade Center Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, during a briefing in a classroom at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla.
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President George W. Bush and Harriet Miers Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, aboard Air Force One.

President George W. Bush and Harriet Miers Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, aboard Air Force One.
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