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Singer Billy Joel gets off a motorcycle after riding from the Rescue 1 firehouse on West 43rd Street downtown to Ground Zero to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks

Singer Billy Joel gets off a motorcycle after riding from the Rescue 1 firehouse on West 43rd Street downtown to Ground Zero to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks, outside the World Trade Center site in New York September 11, 2013. Bagpipes, bells and a reading of the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed when hijacked jetliners crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field marked the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in 2001. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY ENTERTAINMENT)

9/11 anniversary

September 11, 2013

Bagpipes, bells and a reading of the names of the nearly 3,000 people

killed when hijacked jetliners crashed into the World Trade Center, the

Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field marked the 12th anniversary of the

September 11 attacks in 2001.



More than a thousand people gathered Wednesday on a hot and hazy morning

at the National September 11 Memorial plaza in Manhattan, for the

annual reading of victims' names from both the 1993 and 2001 attacks on

the World Trade Center. (Reuters)