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U.S. President Obama speaks alongside Secretary of Defense Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Dempsey during the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at the Pentagon near Washington

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks alongside Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (C) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey (R) as they participate in an event on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at the Pentagon near Washington, September 11, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

9/11 anniversary

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)