US observes 12th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

Updated: September 12, 2013 00:57 IST

Visitors attend ceremonies at the Flight 93 National Memorial commemorating the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

US observes 12th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
Families of those killed on 9/11 gathered on Wednesday morning in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia to mark the anniversary of the attacks. Time stood still at the World Trade Center site while families wept for loved ones who perished in the terror attacks 12 years ago.

A firefighter stands outside Ladder Co. Number 10 on the corner of Liberty Street and Church St. with the Freedom Tower in the background, during the 9/11 Memorial ceremonies in New York.
US observes 12th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
A man stands with an American flag as a few demonstrators gather around a platform that was to be used for AMPAC's (American Muslim Political Action Committee) "Million Muslim March" in Washington.
US observes 12th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
Army JROTC members Samantha Clark (L), 14, and Jesse Weaver, 19, from Uniontown, Pennsylvania walk past the names during ceremonies commemorating the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
US observes 12th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
A woman pauses at the South reflecting pool at the 9/11 Memorial during ceremonies marking the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York.
US observes 12th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive to observe a moment of silence to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the South Lawn of the White House.
US observes 12th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
Roses are placed on the inscribed name of Peter Kellerman next to an image of Shai Levinhar along the North Pool during 9/11 Memorial ceremonies marking the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York.
US observes 12th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
A woman reflects at the 9/11 Memorial during ceremonies marking the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York.

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