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9/11: Terror in the United States

Mounted police officers sit outside the Visitor's Center at the Flight 93 National Memorial before a memorial service attended by US President Donald Trump in Shanksville, Pa..

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A visitor pauses at the Wall of Names during a visit to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa.

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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden visit with a family at a boulder marking the impact site of Flight 93 at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa.

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US President Donald Trump lays a wreath at a 19th anniversary observance of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa.

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From left, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Jill Biden with her husband Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen, observe a moment of silence, in New York.

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U.S. Army Sgt. Edwin Morales, center right, salutes after placing flowers for fallen FDNY firefighter Ruben D. Correa at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, in New York. The names of nearly 3,000 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks will be read by family members at a ceremony organized by the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

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Tribute in Light, two vertical columns of light representing the fallen towers of the World Trade Center shine against the lower Manhattan skyline on the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, seen from Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Tribute in Light, two vertical columns of light representing the fallen towers of the World Trade Center shine against the lower Manhattan skyline on the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, seen from Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Vice President Mike Pence greets firefighters assembled at FDNY Ladder 10 Engine 10 near the 9/11 Memorial in New York. Americans are commemorating 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign, drawing President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden to pay respects at the same memorial without crossing paths.

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden greets Vice President Mike Pence at the 19th anniversary ceremony in observance of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York.

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Mourners hug beside the names of the deceased Jesus Sanchez and Marianne MacFarlane at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York. Americans will commemorate 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign.

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A large American flag is unfurled at the Pentagon ahead of ceremonies at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial to honor the 184 people killed in the 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, in Washington.

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People stand above a flag in the Oculus transportation hub part of the One World Trade Center complex, as ceremonies on the 18th anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, take place nearby.

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US President Donald Trump, from left, first lady Melania Trump, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford hold their hands over their hearts during a rendition of Taps at a ceremony in observance of the 18th anniversary of the September 11th attacks at the Pentagon in Washington.

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A woman pays respects at the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. after a Service of Remembrance as the nation marks the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The Wall of Names honor the 40 people killed in the crash of Flight 93.

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US Vice President Mike Pence, third from left, and second lady Karen Pence, fourth from left, are joined by President of Families of Flight 93, Gordon Felt, second from left, and Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, left, in placing a wreath at the Wall of Names following the September 11th Flight 93 Memorial Service at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. the 18th anniversary of the attacks. Felt's brother Edward Felt was one of the 40 passenger and crew killed on Flight 93.

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US Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence, lead the Families of Flight 93 down a path to a 17-ton boulder that marks the crash site of United Flight 93 following the September 11th Flight 93 Memorial Service at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. the 18th anniversary of the attacks.

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Members of Congress gather at the Capitol to observe the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on America, in Washington.

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The morning sun strikes the East Front of the Capitol as the flag flies at half staff to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on America, in Washington.

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A boy waves to passing motorists to commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks from an overpass on Interstate 35 near Melvern, Kansas.

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People watch the Tribute in Light at lower Manhattan, in New York.

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The Tribute in Light rises above the lower Manhattan skyline of New York as taken from Bayonne, New Jersey.

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Flowers rest on a bench bearing a name in memory of retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Gary Smith before a ceremony in observance of the 18th anniversary of the September 11th attacks at the Pentagon in Washington.

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The Tribute in Light rises above the lower Manhattan skyline, as taken from Bayonne, New Jersey.

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A man holds a photo of a victim during a ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, at the National September 11 Memorial in New York.

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A U.S. flag hanging from a steel girder, damaged in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, blows in the breeze at a memorial in Jersey City, New Jersey as the sun rises behind One World Trade Center building and the re-developed area where the Twin Towers of World Trade Center once stood in New York City on the 18th anniversary of the attacks.

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A picture of a man who lost his life in the attacks is seen at ground zero while the Tribute in Light rises in the background, in Lower Manhattan in New York. Each year the city shines the powerful columns of light into the sky to represent the fallen twin towers of the World Trade Center.

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US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate in a moment of silence honoring the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

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From left, Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for President Donald Trump and former mayor of New York, and Chris Christie, former governor of New Jersey, attend a ceremony marking the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States, in New York.

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US President Donald Trump speaks during the September 11th Flight 93 Memorial Service in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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People take pictures as The Tribute in Light is seen in the sky above the Lower Manhattan area of New York from across the Hudson River on the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Members of the military and other guests stand during the September 11th Pentagon Memorial Observance at the Pentagon on the 17th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

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Bill Anders, left, and Sharon Custer ring bells as part of the Name Presentation and Ringing of Bells Remembrance during the September 11th Flight 93 Memorial Service in Shanksville, Pa., attended by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump.

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Chrissy Bortz of Latrobe, Pa., pays her respects at the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. after a Service of Remembrance, as the nation marks the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The Wall of Names honor the 40 people killed in the crash of Flight 93.

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Rita Mariano and her daughter, Emily, 7, visit a memorial erected in honor of the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States in West Sacramento, California.

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A path that follows the flight path of Flight 93 to a boulder, top right, that marks the crash site of Flight 93 at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. after a Service of Remembrance as the nation marks the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

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Two members of the New York City fire department look towards One World Trade Center through the open ceiling of the Oculus, part of the World Trade Center transportation hub in New York. The transit hall ceiling window was opened just before 10:28 a.m., marking the moment that the North Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001.

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US Vice President Mike Pence, center, speaks during the September 11th Pentagon Memorial Observance at the Pentagon on the 17th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Also on stage are Karen Pence, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Paul J. Selva.

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US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, escorted by Stephen Clark, Superintendent of the National Parks of Western Pennsylvania, walk along the September 11th Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, at the September 11th Flight 93 memorial, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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The Tribute in Light is seen in the sky above Lower Manhattan area of New York from across the Hudson River on the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Visitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., participate in a sunset memorial service as the nation marks the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

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Visitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., participate in a sunset memorial service as the nation marks the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

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Bianca Burton, center left, and Erin Schultheis walk around the Pepperdine University's annual display of flags honoring the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, in Malibu, California. Terrorists used hijacked planes to crash Sept. 11, 2001, into the World Trade Centers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the attacks.

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Visitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., hold a giant Flight 93 flag during a moment of remembrance as the nation marks the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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Two fresh roses are carefully placed in the engraved names of victims of the 2001 World Trade Center attacks at the edge of the north reflecting pool at the World Trade Center memorial in New York. Since September 11, 2001, the neighborhood around the World Trade Center has been transformed by new construction and washed over by a wave of tourism. But this week's attack has reminded those who live, work, study and visit here of latent fears that this neighborhood would once again find itself in the crosshairs.

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U.S. and NATO soldiers stand guard during a ceremony to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York, in Resolute Support headquarters, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Paul Murdoch, the architect of the Flight 93 National Memorial, rings the chime on a small ceremonial structure to symbolize the "soundbreaking" for the Tower of Voices, at the future site of the structure at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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A man pays his respects at the Wall of Names at the United Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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Candles in memory of the passengers and crew of United Flight 93, are carried to the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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A woman walks past a World Trade Center tribute banner showing the names of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at Willie Mays Plaza outside of AT&T Park in San Francisco.

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A man looks at a World Trade Center tribute banner showing the names of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at Willie Mays Plaza outside of AT&T Park in San Francisco.

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A woman holds up a picture of a victim of the 9/11 terrorist attacks during a ceremony at ground zero in New York.

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Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange pause for a moment of silence on the 16th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center.

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A bouquet of roses is placed at a memorial wall outside Ladder 10 Engine 10 , at the World Trade Center in New York. Thousands of 9/11 victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others gathered at the World Trade Center to remember the deadliest terror attack on American soil. During the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, 343 firefighters were killed.

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Family members and dignitaries bow their heads after laying a wreath at The Wall of Names during the service of remembrance tribute to the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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People gather at the side of the north waterfall pool before the ceremony at ground zero in New York. Holding photos and reading names of loved ones lost 16 years ago, 9/11 victims' relatives marked the anniversary of the attacks with a solemn and personal ceremony.

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New York City firefighters with Ladder 10 Engine 10 firehouse salute during a moment of silence, at the World Trade Center in New York. Thousands of 9/11 victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others gathered at the World Trade Center to remember the deadliest terror attack on American soil. During the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, 343 firefighters were killed.

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Flowers lay over the names of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks before a ceremony at ground zero in New York. Holding photos and reading names of loved ones lost 16 years ago, 9/11 victims' relatives marked the anniversary of the attacks at ground zero with a solemn and personal ceremony.

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President Donald Trump lays a wreath during a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, at the Pentagon.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand for a moment of silence to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand as "Taps" is played during a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, at the Pentagon.

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A U.S. flag is unfurled at the Pentagon on the 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

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The Tribute in Light rises over the Statue of Liberty with One World Trade Center, left, in the background during the Sept. 11 anniversary seen from Jersey City, New Jersey. The two blue pillars of light provide a visual reminder of how the Twin Towers, destroyed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, once stood above the city skyline.

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The Tribute in Light is seen in the sky above the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site on the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, in New York.

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The Tribute in Light is seen in the sky above the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site on the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, in New York. Two giant towers of light have lit up the lower Manhattan skyline as a visual memorial to those who lost their lives on 9/11.

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The Tribute in Light rises above the lower Manhattan skyline, in New York. The two blue pillars of light provide a visual reminder of how the Twin Towers, destroyed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, once stood above the city skyline.

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The Tribute in Light is seen in the sky above Lower Manhattan on the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, in New York.

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A visitor walks around the Pepperdine University's annual display of flags representing each victim of the 9/11 terror attacks, to mark the 15th anniversary of the attacks of the World Trade Center in Malibu, California.

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A visitor to the National September 11 Memorial pauses for a moment at the south pool on the 15th anniversary of the attacks of the World Trade Center, in New York.

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American flags and a ribbon decorate a name carved into the north pool of the National September 11 Memorial on the 15th anniversary of the attacks of the World Trade Center, in New York.

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A photograph and roses decorate a name carved into the north pool of the National September 11 Memorial on the 15th anniversary of the attacks of the World Trade Center, in New York.

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Visitors pay tribute to the passengers and crew of Flight 93 at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, as the nation marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Bikers, escorting a steel beam from the south tower of the World Trade Center that was given to the town as a thank you, arrive at the airport in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Bikers, escorting a steel beam from the south tower of the World Trade Center that was given to the town as a thank you, arrive at the airport in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador. Thousands of passengers were stranded for three days in Gander after the 9/11 attacks when all flights were grounded, and the community provided food, lodging and other assistance.

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Members of the Milwaukee Fire Department raise a large United States flag between two aerial ladder trucks parked in front of The War Memorial Center in Milwaukee on the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks.

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The honor guard rifle team of the USS New York joins the other attendees as they bow their heads for the invocation, during a remembrance ceremony at Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, Florida, marking the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attaacks. The ship's bow stem was forged with 7.5 tons of steel from the wreckage of the twin towers.

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President Barack Obama, right, with Defense Secretary Ash Carter, center, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, stand at attention as the national anthem is played during a memorial ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Flag bearer Diane Casey, wears memory bracelets with names of soldiers lost in recent wars, during a September 11 ceremony in Fairlawn, New Jersey.

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Women have dinner as other take photos of the blue beams of the Tribute of Light piercing the air near the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in the Manhattan borough, seen from the Brooklyn borough in New York.

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The Tribute in Light, viewed from the Brooklyn borough of New York, rises above the lower Manhattan skyline, in New York, the fifteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 on the United States.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center, greets members of the audience as he attends a ceremony at the Sept. 11 memorial, in New York, on the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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One World Trade Center appears through the roof of the Oculus transportation hub, on the 15th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York.

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President Barack Obama bows his head for a moment of silence before delivering remarks at the Sept. 11 memorial observance ceremony at the Pentagon.

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Family members of the passengers and crew of Flight 93 touch the Wall of Names following a wreath laying ceremony at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, as the nation marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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The Tribute in Light rises above the lower Manhattan skyline, in New York. Sunday marks the fifteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 on the United States.

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Not There Yet: But another 9/11 and Dan Ellsberg thinks the US will be heading for a police state

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Pope Francis places a white rose at the South Pool of the 9/11 Memorial in downtown Manhattan in New York.

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President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and others. pause on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington as they observe a moment of silence to mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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2,977 small American flags were placed in the ground as a part of the 9/11 Never Forget Project memorial at the Diag at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Tribute in Light illuminates the sky behind One World Trade Center and the lower Manhattan skyline, in New York. Friday marks the fourteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 on the United States.

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Tribute in Light illuminates the sky behind One World Trade Center and the lower Manhattan skyline, in New York. Friday marks the fourteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 on the United States.

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Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, visit the National Sept.11 Memorial and Museum, in New York.

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Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. is pursued by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington as she arrives to release a report on the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques at secret overseas facilities after the 9/11 terror attacks.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan paying tribute at Ground Zero, the 9/11 memorial, in New York, USA.

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Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is again opening for business, marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the United States as a whole. Publishing giant Conde Nast will start moving into One World Trade Center, a 104-story, $3.9 billion skyscraper that dominates the Manhattan skyline

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Prime Minister, Narendra Modi going around at the 9/11 Memorial exhibition, in New York.

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Prime Minister, Narendra Modi going around at the 9/11 Memorial exhibition, in New York.

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Prime Minister, Narendra Modi going round at the 9/11 Memorial exhibition, in New York.

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