America pauses to remember victims of 9/11 terror attacks

Published: 11th September 2017 11:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2017 05:14 PM  

In this Sept. 16, 2001, file photo, smoke from the smoldering remains of the World Trade Center billows over the skyline of Lower Manhattan, silhouetting the Woolworth Building, center. (Photo | AP)
The Tribute in Light rises above the lower Manhattan skyline, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, 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. (Photo | AP)
This photo shows a table containing the Walt Whitman poem 'On the Beach at Night,' which is part of a new memorial being dedicated Monday, Sept. 11 on the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, terror attacks. (Photo | AP)
Carrie Bergonia of Pennsylvania looks over the name of her fiance, firefighter Joseph Ogren, at the 9/11 Memorial during ceremonies of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. (Photo | AP)
A Canadian flag is placed at the name of Kenneth William Basnicki at the North Pool of the National September 11 Memorial, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in New York. Basnicki, a Canadian, was killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (Photo | AP)
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A man pays his respects at the Wall of Names at the United Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo | AP)
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Mourners hold photos of their loved ones during the anniversary of the attacks of the World Trade Center at the Sept. 11 memorial on Sunday in New York. (Photo | AP)
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Friends and relatives of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks gather at the World Trade Center site in New York City. (Photo | AP)
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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. (Photo | AP)
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Mikal Petersen and his children, Elle, 7, and Jude, 4, look at the North Pool of the National September 11 Memorial, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in New York. 'I tell them this represents a building that once stood here, where many people lost their lives, and that now it is a sacred spot,' said Petersen. (Photo | AP)
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