EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATES FLAGS FLY AT HALF MAST IN FRONT OF THE
COUNCIL OF EUROPE IN STRASBOURG....
Flags of member states of the European Union fly at half mast in front
of the building of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg September 12,
2001, following the terrorist attacks in the United States. Thousands
of lives were lost September 11 after two highjacked planes ploughed
into the World Trade center, another plane plunged into the Pentagon
and a fourth crashed into rural Pensylvania. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler