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Americans Commemorate The 12th Anniversary Of The September 11 Terror Attacks

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    Friends and family members gather at the 9/11 Memorial during ceremonies marking the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center 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 Alejandra Villa-Pool/Getty Images)
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    Flowers stand in a name at the at the 9/11 Memorial 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 David Handschuh-Pool/Getty Images)
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    Daniel Henry, a Port Authority of New York/New Jersey police officer, pauses during a moment of silence at 9:01 am EDT, at the South reflecting pool of the 9/11 Memorial 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. (Photo by Stan Honda-Pool/Getty Images)
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    A couple pauses along the edge of the North Pool at the 9/11 Memorial 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 Justin Lane-Pool/Getty Images)
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    Carrie Bergonia of Pennsylvania looks over the name of her fiance, firefighter Joseph Ogren at the 9/11 Memorial 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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    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 on September 11, 2013 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. 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. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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    A Navy honor guard prepares a wreath before the arrival of United States Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell at the Flight 93 National Memorial during ceremonies commemorating the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on September 11, 2013 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. 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. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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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. 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. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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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. 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. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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    Visitors attend ceremonies at Flight 93 National Memorial commemorating the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on September 11, 2013 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. 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. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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    U.S. President Barack Obama wipes his face while speaking during a ceremony in observance of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey listen at the Pentagon September 11, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Family members of the Pentagon attack victims and survivors of the attack gathered to hear from Obama and other leaders at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial near the place where terrorists drove a jetliner into the Department of Defense headquarters in 2001. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)
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    U.S. President Barack Obama listens to military taps after laying a wreath during a ceremony in observance of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 at the Pentagon September 11, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Family members of the Pentagon attack victims and survivors of the attack gathered to hear from Obama and other leaders at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial near the place where terrorists drove a jetliner into the Department of Defense headquarters in 2001. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)
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    Members of the military salute as U.S. President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the Pentagon during a ceremony in observance of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 at the Pentagon September 11, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Family members of the Pentagon attack victims and survivors of the attack gathered to hear from Obama and other leaders at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial near the place where terrorists drove a jetliner into the Department of Defense headquarters in 2001. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)
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    People become emotional during a remembrance ceremony during a ceremony in observance of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 at the Pentagon September 11, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Family members of the Pentagon attack victims and survivors of the attack gathered to hear from Obama and other leaders at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial near the place where terrorists drove a jetliner into the Department of Defense headquarters in 2001. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)
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    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin bow their heads in prayer during a September 11th remembrance ceremony on the steps of the U.S. Capitol September 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. 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. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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    Senate Majority Harry Reid, speaks while flanked by from left: Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker John Boehner, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell during a 9-11 Remembrance on the East Steps of the US Capitol on September 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mandel NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Rep. Steny Hoyer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Speaker of the House John Boehner wave American flags along with other members of Congress as they sing "God Bless America" during a September 11th remembrance ceremony on the steps of the U.S. Capitol September 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. 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. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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    Members of Congress observe a moment of silence during a September 11th remembrance ceremony on the steps of the U.S. Capitol September 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. 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. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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    Members of Congress observe a moment of silence during a September 11th remembrance ceremony on the steps of the U.S. Capitol September 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. 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. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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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 listen to 'Taps' as they observe a moment of silence to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks September 11, 2013 on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. 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. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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    Daniel Henry, a Port Authority of New York/New Jersey police officer, pauses during a moment of silence at 9:01 am EDT, at the South reflecting pool of the 9/11 Memorial 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 Stan Honda-Pool/Getty Images)
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    U.S. President Barack Obama listens to military taps after laying a wreath during a ceremony in observance of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 at the Pentagon September 11, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Family members of the Pentagon attack victims and survivors of the attack gathered to hear from Obama and other leaders at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial near the place where terrorists drove a jetliner into the Department of Defense headquarters in 2001. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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    Ron Joy makes a rubbing of his friend's name, New York Fire Department firefighter Capt. Vincent Giammona, at the South reflecting pool of the 9/11 Memorial 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 Stan Honda-Pool/Getty Images)
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    New York Fire Department firefighters Andrew Esposito (L) and his brother Michael Esposito (R) make a rubbing of their father's name, Michael A. Esposito, of the South reflecting pool at the 9/11 Memorial 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 Stan Honda-Pool/Getty Images)
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    First responders gather for 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 John Moore/Getty Images)
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    Michelle Murray of Rockaway, New Jersey looks up while standing at the 9/11 Memorial 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 David Handschuh-Pool/Getty Images)
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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 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 John Angelillo-Pool/Getty Images)
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    Showkatara Sharif, of Chantilly, Virginia, stands next to the engraving of her daughter's name, Shakila Yasmin, at the edge of the North Pool at the 9/11 Memorial during memorial ceremonies for the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan 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 Justin Lane-Pool/Getty Images)
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    Showkatara Sharif, of Chantilly, Virginia, stands next to the engraving of her daughter's name, Shakila Yasmin, at the edge of the North Pool at the 9/11 Memorial during memorial ceremonies for the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan 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 Justin Lane-Pool/Getty Images)
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    The sun rises along the edge of the North Pool during memorial 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 Justin Lane-Pool/Getty Images)
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    Michelle Murray of Rockaway, New Jersey stands at the edge of the North Pool during memorial 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 Justin Lane-Pool/Getty Images)
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    A photo of New York City Firefighter Robert James Crawford who died of the attacks of September 11, 2001 was put there by his family as they came to participate in 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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    Volunteer firefighter William Maher, who's loved one Edward T. Keane perished in Tower One on 9/11, bows his head when the second bell sounds 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 John Angelillo-Pool/Getty Images)
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    People visit the 9/11 Memorial in front of One World Trade Center 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 John Angelillo-Pool/Getty Images)
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    Family members of Ji Yao Justin Zhao pay their respect to him at the South Pool of the 9/11 Memorial 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 Mary Altaffer-Pool/Getty Images)
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    A woman makes a rubbings of a name at the 9/11 Memorial 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 David Handschuh-Pool/Getty Images)
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    People walk along the 9/11 Memorial 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 David Handschuh-Pool/Getty Images)
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    Jeana Fossali, a close family member of Police Officer John William Perry traces his name engraved in the South Pool at the 9/11 Memorial 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 Mary Altaffer-Pool/Getty Images)
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    Family members of the victims and survivors of the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon wait for the arrival of the offical party before an observance ceremony at the Pentagon September 11, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Family members of victims and survivors of the attack gathered to hear from President Barack Obama and other leaders at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial near the place where terrorists drove a jetliner into the Department of Defense headquarters in 2001. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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    A family member of the victims of the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon visits the memorial site before an observance ceremony at the Pentagon September 11, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Family members of victims and survivors of the attack gathered to hear from President Barack Obama and other leaders at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial near the place where terrorists drove a jetliner into the Department of Defense headquarters in 2001. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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    A family member of the victims of the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon walk in the memorial site before an observance ceremony at the Pentagon September 11, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Family members of victims and survivors of the attack gathered to hear from President Barack Obama and other leaders at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial near the place where terrorists drove a jetliner into the Department of Defense headquarters in 2001. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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    US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden observe a moment of silence to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 11, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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    People arrive before a memorial service at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial September 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama, Defense Secretary Hagel and others will attend the event to mark the 12th anniversary of terrorists attacks on the Pentagon, the World Trade Center, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Building are reflected in one of the pools of the 9/11 Memorial 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 Alejandra Villa-Pool/Getty Images)
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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 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 Alejandra Villa-Pool/Getty Images)
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    People visit the 9/11 Memorial 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 Alejandra Villa-Pool/Getty Images)
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    Hannah Townsend, 25, gives a prayer next to the One World Trade tower at Ground Zero 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 John Moore/Getty Images)
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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 to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks September 11, 2013 on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. 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. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
 
 

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