9/11 anniversary: The 12th Anniversary in Photos

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9/11 anniversary: The 12th Anniversary in Photos

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Blake Catanese sits near 40 candles at the Flight 93 Memorial Wall of Names in Shanksville.(Photo: Jack Gruber, USA TODAY)

American flags decorate a name on the 9/11 Memorial during a ceremony commemorating the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center site on Sept. 11 in New York City. Ceremonies are being held to honor victims of the 2001 terror attacks, when hijacked airliners slammed into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., and a field in Shanksville, Pa.

American flags decorate a name on the 9/11 Memorial during a ceremony commemorating the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center site on Sept. 11 in New York City. Ceremonies are being held to honor victims of the 2001 terror attacks, when hijacked airliners slammed into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., and a field in Shanksville, Pa.  Pool photo by David Handschuh

Grissel Valentin, left, and Eileen Esquilin, who both lost family members on Sept. 11, 2001, embrace at the edge of the North Pool at the 9/11 Memorial.

Grissel Valentin, left, and Eileen Esquilin, who both lost family members on Sept. 11, 2001, embrace at the edge of the North Pool at the 9/11 Memorial.  Pool photo by Justin Lane

Gordon Felt, left, president of Families of Flight 93, escorts an emotional Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell after they placed a wreath at the Flight 93 Memorial Wall of Names early on Sept. 11 in Shanksville, Pa. The memorial honors the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93 who were killed when as they stopped a terror attack on Washington, causing the aircraft to crash in a field in Pennsylvania.

Gordon Felt, left, president of Families of Flight 93, escorts an emotional Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell after they placed a wreath at the Flight 93 Memorial Wall of Names early on Sept. 11 in Shanksville, Pa. The memorial honors the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93 who were killed when as they stopped a terror attack on Washington, causing the aircraft to crash in a field in Pennsylvania.  Jack Gruber, USA TODAY

Family members of Flight 93 victims walk along a path as they visit the crash site at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville.

Family members of Flight 93 victims walk along a path as they visit the crash site at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville.  Jack Gruber, USA TODAY

Family members of people who died on United Flight 93 walk to the crash site.

Family members of people who died on United Flight 93 walk to the crash site.  Jack Gruber, USA TODAY

People visit the crash site at the Flight 93 Memorial.

People visit the crash site at the Flight 93 Memorial.  Jack Gruber, USA TODAY

People cry during a ceremony commemorating the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.

People cry during a ceremony commemorating the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.  Pool photo by Kevin Dietsch

A woman touches the names of victims during a memorial ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City.

A woman touches the names of victims during a memorial ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City.  Pool photo by Chris Pedota

Construction workers attend a ceremony for 9/11 victims in New York City.

Construction workers attend a ceremony for 9/11 victims in New York City.  John Moore, Getty Images

Mija Quigley embraces the name of her son, Patrick, who died aboard Flight 175 on Sept. 11, 2001.

Mija Quigley embraces the name of her son, Patrick, who died aboard Flight 175 on Sept. 11, 2001.  Pool photo by Chris Pedota

Flowers and pictures decorate names on the North Pool at the 9/11 Memorial.

Flowers and pictures decorate names on the North Pool at the 9/11 Memorial.  Pool photo by Justin Lane

People pray for victims at the North Pool.

People pray for victims at the North Pool.  Pool photo by Justin Lane

A person pauses near a name on the wall at the Empty Sky Memorial in Jersey City.

A person pauses near a name on the wall at the Empty Sky Memorial in Jersey City.  Mel Evans, AP

A family member of a victim of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon sits at the memorial site before the start of a ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.

A family member of a victim of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon sits at the memorial site before the start of a ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.  Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

Police officer Daniel Henry pauses during a moment of silence at the South Pool at the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center in New York City.,

Police officer Daniel Henry pauses during a moment of silence at the South Pool at the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center in New York City.,  Pool photo by Stan Honda

Hannah Townsend offers a prayer for victims at the One World Trade tower.

Hannah Townsend offers a prayer for victims at the One World Trade tower.  John Moore, Getty Images

Family members of Ji Yao Justin Zhao, who was killed at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, pay their respects during a ceremony in New York.

Family members of Ji Yao Justin Zhao, who was killed at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, pay their respects during a ceremony in New York.  Pool photo by Mary Altaffer

Relatives and friends attend a memorial ceremony.

Relatives and friends attend a memorial ceremony.  Pool photo by David Handschuh

President Obama, left, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Biden and Jill Biden observe a moment of silence to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the lawn of the White House.

President Obama, left, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Biden and Jill Biden observe a moment of silence to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the lawn of the White House.  Jewel Samad, AFP/Getty Images

President Obama, left, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Biden and Jill Biden observe a moment of silence.

President Obama, left, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Biden and Jill Biden observe a moment of silence.  Jewel Samad, AFP/Getty Images

Family members of victims and survivors of the attack on the Pentagon wait for the start of a ceremony in Arlington.

Family members of victims and survivors of the attack on the Pentagon wait for the start of a ceremony in Arlington.  Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

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