9/11 anniversary memorials

Commemorations to remember the 9/11 victims are taking place on the 12th anniversary of the terror attacks.

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Airport sorry for holding fire drill on Sep 11 anniversary

Boston Logan International Airport officials have apologised for holding a fire drill - complete with smoke and flames - on the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

A United Airlines plane lands at Logan International Airport. Credit: REUTERS/Jim Bourg

The airport announced on their official Facebook page that they would be carrying out the drill today which drew widespread criticism on the social networking site.

One Facebook user wrote "how clueless and insensitive can you be", while another said "talk about out of touch."

Only two hours before the fire drill post, the Boston Logan International Airport's Facebook page said "Remembers" in relation to the attacks.

The Massachusetts Port Authority, who runs the airport, released a statement saying that it "apologises for conducting the fire training exercise and understands that it may have offended many of those touched by the events of September 11."

The two hijacked planes that hit the World Trade Center towers flew out of Logan airport.

9/11 victims are remembered at the Pentagon

A memorial service has been held at the Pentagon in Washington. Credit: EBU

President Barack Obama has attended a memorial service at the Pentagon to mark the 12th anniversary of the terror attacks. Along with prayers and speeches, a silence held to mark the moment American Airlines flight 77 crashed at the site, killing 184 people.

Relatives of those who died in the attack were among those who attended the service.

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Relatives visit 9/11 memorial to mark anniversary

Relatives of those who died in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, have retuned to the 9/11 Memorial to pay their respects on the 12th anniversary of the atrocities.

A photograph of firefighter, who died in the attacks of September 11, 2001, is seen at the 9/11 memorial. Credit: REUTERS/Chris Pedota/Pool (
John Cirmia, the brother-in-law of DebraAnn DiMartino, clutches her image ahead of the 9/11 Memorial. Credit: REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Kayla Fallon, daughter of William Fallon who died in Tower One when she was 8 years old, visits the 9/11 Memorial. Credit: REUTERS/John Angelillo/Pool

Americans observe moment of silence for 9/11 victims

US President Barack Obama has led a moment of silence to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Obama, along with the First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill, walked out of the White House at 1246 GMT - the moment the first hijacked plane hit the World Trade Center tower in New York:

Flags at half-mast at NATO to remember 9/11 victims

Secretary General of Nato, Anders Fogh Ramussen, has tweeted a photograph of the flags at half-mast at NATO headquarters in Brussels to mark the 9/11 anniversary.

Flags fly at half mast to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Credit: Twitter/@AndersFoghR

In a second tweet, he added: "Deepest sympathy to people of all our countries who suffered from terrorism. NATO's commitment to fighting terrorism remains unwavering."

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Americans remember the victims of 9/11

Americans are remembering the thousands of lives lost in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. This year is the 12th anniversary of the attacks and the tenth year the 'Tribute in Light' has shone above Lower Manhattan to commemorate the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

In Illinois 3,000 flags have been placed in memory of the lives lost in the attack.

The Tribute in Light shines next to the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Credit: REUTERS/Gary Hershorn
A girl plants some of the 3000 flags placed in memory of the lives lost in the September 11, 2001 attacks, at a park in Winnetka, Illinois. Credit: REUTERS/Jim Young
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