Photos: America Remembers 9/11

Somber ceremonies in New York and around the nation marked the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Relatives of victims remember their loved ones eight years after the horrific attacks.
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A woman is comforted as friends and relatives of the victims of 9/11 gather at Ground Zero on the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
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A young girl places a flower at Ground Zero during a 9/11 memorial ceremony.
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Diane Massaroli of Staten Island, holds up a picture of her late husband, Michael Massaroli, who worked at the World Trade Center.
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A man carries the American flag as he joins other mourners around a reflecting pool during a memorial ceremony at Ground Zero.
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Family members mourn their loved ones as stand in the rain at Ground Zero.
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The Jersey City Fire Department fire boat sprays red, white and blue-colored water on the Hudson River near Lower Manhattan where the Twin Towers once stood.
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President Obama and first lady Michelle observe a moment of silence marking 9/11.
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President Obama returns a salute as he greets family members of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks in the rain after speaking at the Pentagon Memorial.
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Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jil traveled to New York to pay their respects at Ground Zero during Friday's 9/11 memorial ceremony.
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The flag that once flew above the World Trade Center flag is folded after being presented at a commemoration ceremony at Zuccotti Park, adjacent to Ground Zero.
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Marta Waisman holds a picture of her daughter Gabriela, who was killed in the 9/11 attack.
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Manuel DaMota was only four months old when his father was killed in the terror attacks.
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Family members hug as they pay their respects at Ground Zero during a 9/11 memorial ceremony.
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Family members grieve while they visit the reflecting pool as they pay their respects at Ground Zero.
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A wooden cross is seen with other mementos at the temporary memorial of United Flight 93, Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
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Soldiers from Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan salute as a soldier sings the National Anthem during a 9/11 ceremony at Camp Eggers, in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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Bridgeport Connecticut firefighters bow their heads during prayers Friday Sept. 11, 2009. Mayor Bill Finch of Bridgeport with members of Bridgeport Police and Fire Department, with first responders local clergy and the general public, commemorate 9/11 victims and their families at Bridgeport City Hall.
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Soldiers unfurl American flags at the Pentagon for a rainy ceremony marking the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attack at the Pentagon.
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Mary Lawrence of Patton, Pa., cries during a ceremony near the temporary memorial and crash site of United Flight 93.
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In Shanksville, Pa., where United Flight 93 crashed after passengers and crew diverted the hijacked airplane from its intended target Washington, D.C., a temporary memorial marks the wreck site.
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A boy holds up a picture of a loved one up before a ceremony marking the attacks.
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A young victim's picture emerges from a sea of umbrellas as friends and loved ones gathered in Lower Manhattan.
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At Ground Zero, the "Tribute in Light" display, representing the twin towers of the World Trade Center, will shine as the city and nation mark the 9/11 atttacks.
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The sun sets behind a cross at the temporary Flight 93 memorial, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, in Shanksville, Pa. United Flight 93 crashed in Shanksville, Pa., Sept. 11, 2001.
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Judith Reiss, of Yardley, Pa., clasps a photo of her son Joshua, who was killed on 9/11. Reiss spoke in July at Guantanamo Bay's Camp Justice, where several terror suspects linked to the attacks are on trial.
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Family members grieve while they visit the reflecting pool as they pay their respects at Ground Zero.
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Construction cranes work at Ground Zero last week. Eight years have passed, but the rebuilding of the site has been painfully slow.
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Mourners pay their respects during a ceremony at the World Trade Center to commemorate the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano recently viewed a rendering of plans for the devastated site in Lower Manhattan.
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Brian Long (r.), whose parents died when Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11, and Kenneth Fairben, whose son Keith, 24, was also killed in the attacks, recently flew to Guantanamo Bay to observe hearings of Sept. 11 defendants.
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Ground Zero as seen looking north from the southern edge of the site.
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An airfone recovered from the wreckage of Flight 93 and a Pentagon ID from Patrick Dunn are seen at a Smithsonian exhibit of artifacts from the 9/11 attacks.
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Souvenirs marking the opening of the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site in New York will help fund the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.
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Loved ones point to the name of a family member on a plaque dedicated to those lost on United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in a Pennsylvania field.
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Members of Congress honor the victims of 9/11 in a ceremony at the US Capitol.
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The historic "Last Column," the final steel beam to be removed from the World Trade Center site, was recently returned to Ground Zero, where it will become part of the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi helps unveil a plaque dedicated to those lost on United Airlines Flight 93 during a ceremony earlier this week in Washington.
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A member of the FDNY recently signs the hood of the NASCAR car custom-designed to commemorate 9/11
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Handwritten messages adorn the base of the historic "Last Column" from the World Trade Center site.
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A sign announces today's opening of the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site in front of Ground Zero.
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American flag flies in front of the construction site of One World Trade Center at the former World Trade Center site. Eight years after the 9/11 attacks, the rebuilding drags along slowly.
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A rain-soaked American flag flies at half-staff on Sept. 11, 2009, at the Pentagon Memorial to honor the 125 people who were killed in the 2001 terror attacks.
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Standing in a steady rain, President Barack Obama bows his head as he lays a wreath at the Pentagon Memorial.
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A photo of firefighter Scott Larsen floats amid roses in the reflecting pool at ground zero during the the eighth anniversary commemoration ceremony.
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Four-year-old Christian Bernash marches between 2,997 American flags forming the shape of the Twin Towers during a memorial service in Charlotte, N.C.
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