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French President Jacques Chirac is seen during a nationally televised address during which he said that French forces will take part in military operations launched by the USA and Britain against targets in Afghanistan. Reuters


Pakistanis gathered to listen to news on the attack on Afghanistan in Peshawar on October 7. Reuters


Baltimore Ravens fans watch a replay of US President George W. Bush's address to the nation during halftime of their game against the Tennessee Titans in Baltimore, October 7. Reuters


US Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announces the commencement of military and humanitarian operations in Afghanistan as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard Myers (L) looks on during a press conference at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, on October 7. Reuters


Ayman al-Zawahri, the head of a wing of the Egyptian Jihad, and alleged intellectual power behind terror mastermind Osama bin Laden, is seen in this video footage recorded on October 7, 2001, in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad aired by the Qatar-based satellite TV station al-Jazeera on October 7. Al-Jazeera reported that the video was shot to be broadcast after the first US bombings. AFP 


A Tomahawk cruise missile as used by the USA and Britain is seen in an undated file photo. Reuters


A US Air force B-52 bomber drops a load of M117 750-pound bombs over a bombing range in the USA in this undated file photo. B-52s, B-1 and B-2 Stealth bombers are some of the aircraft that were reportedly used in the attacks on Afghanistan. Reuters


A pair of B-1B Lancer bombers soar over Wyoming in an undated file photo. B-52s, B-1 and B-2 stealth bombers are the aircraft that were reportedly used in the attacks. Reuters


An undated file photo of a US Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. Reuters


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