New glimpse of 9/11's aftermath: George W. Bush Presidential Library releases 60 new photos

41 new candids taken by his Bush's photographer show president's response to the attacks from start to finish

Published May 9, 2016 7:26PM (EDT)

The George W. Bush Presidential Library Monday released a 60 never-before-seen photos of former-President George W. Bush, taken by his personal photographer in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

The photographs reveal candid moments in the week or so following the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Below is a sampling:


Deputy Assistant Dan Bartlett points to news footage of the World Trade Center, President George W. Bush gathers information about the attack Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, from a classroom at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla. Also pictured are Director of White House Situation Room Deborah Loewer, directly behind the President, and Senior Advisor Karl Rove, far right.


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

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President George W. Bush grasps the hand of his father, former President George H. W. Bush, Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, after speaking at the service for America's National Day of Prayer and Remembrance at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.


President George W. Bush tours the World Trade Center disaster site aboard Marine One Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, with New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, left, and New York Governor George Pataki.


President George W. Bush talks with shortstop Derek Jeter Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch in Game Three of the World Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York.

Find the full gallery over at The Library's website.

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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