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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of two terrorists responsible for the bombing carried out at the Boston Marathon this year | Corbis Images
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Terror Plots That Almost Happened

Since Sept. 11, 2001, there have been dozens of failed terror plots foiled often by law enforcement authorities and occasionally sheer luck.

April 29, 2013
8:50 AM EDT
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis intended to detonate a massive bomb, though he never had the means to do so. | Corbis Images
Police clear the area around which the Times Square bomber in 2010 intended to detonate a car bomb. | Corbis Images
After the attempt by underwear bomber, airport security began using backscatter X-ray machines. | Corbis Images
Abdul Kadir, one of the JFK airport bomb plotters, is led out of court. | Corbis Images
Terrorists targeted planes leaving London's Heathrow airport. | Corbis Images
High value targets like the New York Stock Exchange can attract the attention of terrorists. | Corbis Images
Iyman Faris proved to be useful to investigators after confessing to a bomb plot. | Corbis Images
Anytime you have to take your shoes off in a security line at the airport, remember that this man, Richard Reid, is the reason why. | Corbis Images