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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:

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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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67 Brits who died in 9/11 attacks remembered

Labour leader Ed Miliband has tweeted that today is a day to remember the victims of 9/11, including the 67 Brits who died in the terror attacks 12 years ago:

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

Princes commemorate 9/11 attacks on trading floor

Prince Harry has taken part in the fundraiser before. Here he is trading back in 2011. Credit: PA

The Duke of Cambridge and his younger brother will mark the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre and Pentagon by joining traders in London's Docklands to make big deals over the phone.

American global financial services company, BGC Partners, lost 658 employees on 9/11 and has hosted an annual fundraising event in their memory since 2005.

Overall, they have raised £56 million for charity.

Organisers are hoping this year will be no exception - all money generated will be donated to good causes, including SkillForce, of which William is patron, and WellChild, of which Harry is patron.

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