There have been many cases where similar images have been litigated. Here's a recent story. http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/newswire/arti...t_id=1003581213 If this ad was created in the US there would be a compelling case for infringment.
I'm not sure there would be. The article makes the point that crying children and photographic styles are not a matter of copyright in the US.
However, in studio situations where various creative props and backgrounds are deliberately created for a particular effect, including say a particular hat and dress and color scheme so it becomes obvious that one photo is a deliberate copy of another, I can appreciate that there could be a case for infringement of copyright.
That is not the same situation with shots of public places which are as they are. I find it absurd that anyone could have a copyright on a particular perspective of the Twin Towers, or a perspective plus a time of day.