unknown graffiti artist, wasagasse, vienna, austria

on september 11th, 2001 four hijacked passenger aircraft were used as terrorist weapons. attacks on the world trade center (new york city) and the pentagon (virginia) and the crash of one plane in pennsylvania left 2998 persons confirmed dead and 24 missing.

between october 2001 and beginning of august 2006 subsequent war on terrorism led to the loss of 393 coalition soldiers in afghanistan and 2822 in iraq. estimated 1000 - 20000 afghanistan and more than 40000 iraqi people became direct or indirect casualties of combat operations during the same time.

u.s. costs of the iraq war until august 15th, 2006 are $318500000000.

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