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12 Year Anniversary of 9/11

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    New york - september 11, 2001: (september 11 retrospective) smoke pours from the twin towers of the world trade center after they were hit by two hijacked airliners in a terrorist attack september 11, 2001 in new york city. (photo by robert giroux/getty images)

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    Smoke pours from the world trade center after being hit by two planes september 11, 2001 in new york city. (photo by craig allen/getty images)

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    New york - september 11: hijacked united airlines flight 175 from boston crashes into the south tower of the world trade center and explodes at 9:03 a.m. on september 11, 2001 in new york city. the crash of two airliners hijacked by terrorists loyal to al qaeda leader osama bin laden and subsequent collapse of the twin towers killed some 2,800 people. (photo by spencer platt/getty images)

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    New york - september 11: an unidentified new york city firefighter walks away from ground zero after the collapse of the twin towers september 11, 2001 in new york city. the world trade center's twin towers and the pentagon were attacked by terrorists using commercial airliners as missiles. (photo by anthony correia/getty images)

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    394276 01: the washington momument stands in the background as firefighters pour water on a fire at the pentagon that was caused by a hijacked plane crashing into the building september 11, 2001 in washington, dc. (photo by greg whitesell/getty images)

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    New york, ny - september 17: this photo released 17 september 2001 by the new york city office of emergency management shows the ruins of part of the world trade center 15 september 2001. the central twin towers and the surrounding smaller towers were destoryed in an 11 september 2001 terrorist attack. (photo credit should read pool/afp/getty images)

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    394771 03: firefighters stand atop a fire engine with the flag draped casket of fellow fireman lt. dennis mojica september 21, 2001 during a funeral service at st. patrick's cathedral in new york city. mojica, who was with rescue company 1, is one of nearly 300 firefighters who lost their lives in the world trade center disaster. (photo by joe raedle/gettyimages)

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    Peggy ogonowksi (c), clutches the us flag presented to her in honor of her husband american airlines pilot john ogonowksi and is surrounded by her daughter's laura (r) caroline (2ndl) and mary (l) outside a memorial service in dracut massachusetts 17 september 2001. ogonowski was the pilot of the hijacked american airlines flight 11 that was crashed into the world trade center tower 11 september. afp photo/c.j. gunther (photo credit should read c.j. gunther/afp/getty images)

    © C.J. GUNTHER / 2011 AFP
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    Miriam horrocks, seated, with her son, michael, 6, on her lap, is presented with the u.s. flag by a u.s. marine corp honor guard following a funeral mass 17 september 2001 in media, pa, for her late husband michael horrocks 38, who was killed 11 september when the hijacked united airlines flight 175 that he was co-piloting crashed into the south tower of the world trade center in new york city. partially visable at far right is horrocks' daughter, christa, 9. afp photo/ tom mihalek (photo credit should read

    © TOM MIHALEK / 2011 AFP
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    New york - april 3: (september 11 retrospective) the "tribute in light" memorial to the world trade center is seen from the empire state building april 3, 2002 in new york city. (photo by mario tama/getty images)

    © Mario Tama / (?) Copyright 2002 by Getty Images North America
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    New york - september 11: judy parisio places an american flag in a plaque of names of the victims of the september 11 attacks at the north pool memorial during observances for the eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower manhattan at the world trade center site september 11, 2012 in new york city. the nation is commemorating the eleventh anniversary of the september 11, 2001 attacks which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the world trade cente

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    New york - september 11: a member of the military salutes while standing by the south pool during memorial ceremonies for the eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower manhattan at the world trade center site september 11, 2012 in new york city. new york city and the nation are commemorating the eleventh anniversary of the september 11, 2001 attacks which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the world trade center, one into the pentagon in arlingt

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    A group of people listen to their tourguide before entering the 911 memorial at the pentagon during the evening september 9, 2013, in washington, dc. the permanent outdoor memorial is for the 184 men and women who died as victims in the pentagon and on american airlines flight 77 that was hijacked and crashed into the pentagon during the september 11, 2001 attacks. it is always open on the west side of the pentagon. afp photo/paul j. richards (photo credit should read paul j. richards/afp/getty images)

    © PAUL J. RICHARDS / 2013 AFP
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    New york, ny - may 16: a rose stands at the 9/11 memorial as one world trade center (top c), now the tallest building in the united states, continues to be constructed on may 16, 2013 in new york city. after more than 11 years of construction and planning, one world trade center reached its final height of 1,776 feet last week. when it opens for business in 2014, one world trade center will be home to companies including conde nast and vantone holdings china center. one world trade center is built on the si

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