America Remembers 9/11

The nation is commemorating the anniversary of the 2001 attacks which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and one crash landed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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A woman wipes her eyes after reading the name of her brother, Bobby Hughes, as friends and relatives of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks gather at the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site 12 years after the tragic day. The anniversary was marked with events in New York, Washington, Shanksville, Pa. Click to see more pictures of the 9/11 ceremonies.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Our hearts still ache for the futures snatched away, the lives that might have been." Obama said during the 9/11 memorial ceremony at the Pentagon.
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Kayla Fallon, daughter of William Fallon who perished in Tower One when she was 8 years old, reacts as she attends ceremonies for the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan at the World Trade Center site on September 11, 2013 in New York City. The former location of the Twin Towers has been turned into the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
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Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, left, and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the 9/11 Memorial during ceremony marking the 12th Anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York,Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. The nation is commemorating the anniversary of the 2001 attacks which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and one crash landed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
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President Barack Obama places a wreath in remembrance of the people who died in the 9/11 attacks 12 years ago.
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, left, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, right, made a visit to the 9/11 Memorial during ceremony marking the 12th Anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. David Handschuh/New York Daily News/POOL
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Roses are placed on the inscribed name of Peter Kellerman next to an image of Shai Levinhar along the North Pool during 9/11 Memorial ceremonies marking the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
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People gather around the North Tower pool during memorial ceremonies for the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan.
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Geraldine Davie of Pelham, New York cries after viewing name of her 23-year-old daughter Amy O'Doherty, during ceremonies for the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan at the World Trade Center site on September 11, 2013 in New York City. The nation is commemorating the anniversary of the 2001 attacks which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and one crash landed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Following the attacks in New York, the former location of the Twin Towers has been turned into the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
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First responders gather next to Ground Zero for a ceremony for 9/11 victims.
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Singer and New Yorker Billy Joel rode with members of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), motorcycle club and paid his respects at the memorial.
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House Speaker John Boehner speaks while flanked by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell during the 12th anniversary 9/11 Remembrance ceremony on the East Steps of the U.S. Capitol.
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A flower lies atop names of victims at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Tomorrow marks the 12th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 that killed almost 3,000 people. The 9/11 Memorial has become a major tourist attraction for visitors to New York City.
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Relatives at the 9/11 Memorial during ceremony marking the 12th Anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. David Handschuh/New York Daily News/POOL
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TJ Neary pauses to remember his mother Mauriel Siskocoulos at the 9/11 Memorial during ceremonies for the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan at the World Trade Center site.
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New York City's Tribute In Light shines in Manhattan as a Brooklyn subway passes on the eve of the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center on September 10, 2013 in New York City. New York City and the nation will commemorate the eleventh anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center towers, one into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and one into a field outside OF Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
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New York City's Tribute In Light shines near One World Trade Center in Manhattan on the eve of the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center.
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A Port Authority police officer stands guard next to the names of the fallen officers at the South Pool as another pays his respects during ceremonies for the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan.
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Mija Quigley of Princeton Junction, NJ embraces the name of her son Patrick Quigley who died aboard Flight 175 during ceremonies for the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan at the World Trade Center site on September 11, 2013 in New York City. The nation is commemorating the anniversary of the 2001 attacks which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and one crash landed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Following the attacks in New York, the former location of the Twin Towers has been turned into the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. (Photo by Chris Pedota-Pool/Getty Images)
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<> on September 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, his wife Jill Biden, and White House staff observe a moment of silence at the 9/11 memorial in Washington D.C.
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United States Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell (L) greets families at the Flight 93 National Memorial during ceremonies commemorating the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
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United States Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaks to an audience at the Flight 93 National Memorial during ceremonies commemorating the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
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The nation is commemorating the anniversary of the 2001 attacks which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and one crash landed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
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Patrick White, a relative of crash victim Louis Nacke, pauses at his name at the Flight 93 National Memorial during ceremonies commemorating the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on September 11, 2013 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
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Family members of the victims gather together around the plane crash site at the Flight 93 National Memorial during ceremonies commemorating the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on September 11, 2013 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
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