New photos show George W. Bush in the moments after the 9/11 attacks

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum just released a new collection of never-before-seen images of the former president reacting to the 9/11 attacks that devastated the nation in 2001.

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The images were released under a Freedom of Information Act request filed by a producer for PBS' Frontline news program. They show the president's reaction to learning about the attacks while at a school in Sarasota, Florida.

The images were taken by former White House photographer Eric Draper, who told KOB he was "documenting a nightmare."

"I used the camera to actually shield my tears," he said.

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum'website also hosts a gallery of 60 images from that fateful day.

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