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Photos: 9/11 victims remembered

Updated 10:53 PM ET, Tue September 11, 2012
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The "Tribute in Light" marks where the World Trade Center buildings stood to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on Tuesday, September 11. The 2001 attacks resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Getty Images
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, left, and President Barack Obama stand during a memorial service at the Pentagon in Washington. Obama attended the memorial service, near where American Airlines flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, to honor the victims of the September 11 attacks. Getty Images
A flag is held over the reflection pool during remembrance ceremonies on Tuesday. Getty Images
The firefighters of New York City's Engine 33-Ladder 9 observe a moment of silence on Tuesday. The company lost 10 firefighters in the 9/11 attacks. Getty Images
Khudeza Begum etches the name of her slain nephew from the memorial of the 9/11 attacks. Getty Images
A woman cries as she stands over the reflecting pool at the World Trade Center site on Tuesday. Getty Images
Jillian Suarez, left, consoles Eloy Suarez during observances of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Tuesday.
A woman cries during the rememberance ceremonies at the World Trade Center site in New York on Tuesday. Getty Images
Fire fighters pay their respects at the 9/11 Memorial during ceremonies on Tuesday. Getty Images
U.S. military platoons operating out of Lindsey-Forward Operating Base in Afghanistan stand in formation Tuesday during a brief ceremony. AFP/Getty Images
Scott Willens, who joined the U.S. Army three days after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, pauses at the South Pool of the 9/11 Memorial on Tuesday. Getty Images
People pause near the World Trade Center site on Tuesday during a memorial to the victims. Getty Images
New Yorkers pause near the World Trade Center site on Tuesday. Getty Images
An honor guard carries an American flag Tuesday near the South Pool of the 9/11 Memorial.
David Peters displays his jacket depicting the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center site. Getty Images
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama observe a moment of silence with White House staff on Monday. Getty Images
A New York City police officer salutes a flag hanging from One World Trade on Monday. Getty Images
A flag sits in a name on the 9/11 Memorial on Monday. Getty Images
New York City's "Tribute In Light," a memorial to the victims of the 9/11 attacks, shines from One World Trade into the sky over Manhattan on Monday, September 10, as they are tested for ceremonies marking the 11th anniversary. Getty Images
Pictures of loved ones killed in the attacks are displayed at a preview of the National September 11 Memorial Museum's memorial exhibition on Monday in New York. Getty Images
Soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force pray during a memorial ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, September 11. AFP/Getty Images
Flowers are left Monday at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, prior to ceremonies commemorating the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Getty Images
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, right, participates in a wreath-laying ceremony in Shanksville. Getty Images
Family members left messages to loved ones killed in attacks. Getty Images
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks during the wreath-laying ceremonies in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Getty Images
Germano Riviera carries the Flag of Honor, which displays the names of the victims of the September 11 attacks, across ground zero on Monday. Getty Images