The Most Iconic Images Of The 2000s

Published July 2, 2012
Updated February 16, 2018

World Trade Center Collapse, 2001

Iconic Images Of The 2000s

The devastating collapse of the WTC were captured in numerous images, the three most iconic being the plane hitting the tower, the smoke billowing from both and, perhaps most disturbing, a person jumping from one of the towers.

World Trade Center Collapse

WTC Collapse Photograph

Iconic Images Of The 2000s: Release of the iPod, 2001

Release Of The iPod

As one of the most revolutionary products of the decade, Apple’s innovative ad campaign was launched and became one of the most iconic images of the Noughties.

Portrait Of A Terrorist, 2001

Iconic Images Of The 2000s Osama Bin Laden

Osama Bin Laden was inarguably the most wanted man of the decade. After the terrible events on 9/11, this mug shot made the rounds and became one of the most recognized photos of its kind in the world.

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