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Americans commemorate the 18th anniversary of 9/11

New York City Fire Department (FDNY) firefighters pause in silence outside Firehouse Engine 10 Ladder company 10 in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

New York City Fire Department (FDNY) firefighters pause in silence outside Firehouse Engine 10 Ladder company 10 in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

New York City Fire Department (FDNY) firefighters pause in silence outside Firehouse Engine 10 Ladder company 10 in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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The U.S. flag is unfurled at sunrise as part of the 18th annual September 11 observance ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Al Drago

The U.S. flag is unfurled at sunrise as part of the 18th annual September 11 observance ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Al Drago

The U.S. flag is unfurled at sunrise as part of the 18th annual September 11 observance ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Al Drago
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Boys stand at the edge of the south reflecting pool during ceremonies at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

Boys stand at the edge of the south reflecting pool during ceremonies at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

Boys stand at the edge of the south reflecting pool during ceremonies at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
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A man walks by the Tribute in Light in New York City. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A man walks by the Tribute in Light in New York City. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A man walks by the Tribute in Light in New York City. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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New York City Fire Department (FDNY) firefighters stand at attention outside Firehouse Engine company 10 Ladder company 10 near the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

New York City Fire Department (FDNY) firefighters stand at attention outside Firehouse Engine company 10 Ladder company 10 near the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

New York City Fire Department (FDNY) firefighters stand at attention outside Firehouse Engine company 10 Ladder company 10 near the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump observe a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump observe a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump observe a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Former President George W. Bush places a wreath as former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld looks on at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. REUTERS/Al Drago

Former President George W. Bush places a wreath as former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld looks on at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. REUTERS/Al Drago

Former President George W. Bush places a wreath as former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld looks on at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. REUTERS/Al Drago
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Edwin Morales holds a framed tribute to 9/11 victim Ruben Correra in lower Manhattan, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Edwin Morales holds a framed tribute to 9/11 victim Ruben Correra in lower Manhattan, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Edwin Morales holds a framed tribute to 9/11 victim Ruben Correra in lower Manhattan, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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An American flag is seen left in the engraved names of 911 victims at the edge of the north reflecting pool at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

An American flag is seen left in the engraved names of 911 victims at the edge of the north reflecting pool at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

An American flag is seen left in the engraved names of 911 victims at the edge of the north reflecting pool at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
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A woman pauses during ceremonies at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan, New York. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

A woman pauses during ceremonies at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan, New York. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

A woman pauses during ceremonies at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan, New York. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
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Military personnel gather before the observance ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. REUTERS/Al Drago

Military personnel gather before the observance ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. REUTERS/Al Drago

Military personnel gather before the observance ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. REUTERS/Al Drago
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Josephine Strenta from New Jersey pauses in silence as she stands near the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Josephine Strenta from New Jersey pauses in silence as she stands near the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Josephine Strenta from New Jersey pauses in silence as she stands near the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Mennonite singers perform in lower Manhattan near the World Trade Center site. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Mennonite singers perform in lower Manhattan near the World Trade Center site. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Mennonite singers perform in lower Manhattan near the World Trade Center site. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A man hugs a woman during ceremonies at the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

A man hugs a woman during ceremonies at the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

A man hugs a woman during ceremonies at the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
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The U.S. flag flies at half staff at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The U.S. flag flies at half staff at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The U.S. flag flies at half staff at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President Donald Trump greets guests and members of the military following a ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Donald Trump greets guests and members of the military following a ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Donald Trump greets guests and members of the military following a ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Nick Haros from Ocean County, New Jersey, who lost his mother Francis Haros in World Trade Center, reads 9/11 victims' names and makes comments referencing Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) during ceremonies at the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

Nick Haros from Ocean County, New Jersey, who lost his mother Francis Haros in World Trade Center, reads 9/11 victims' names and makes comments referencing Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) during ceremonies at the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan....more

Nick Haros from Ocean County, New Jersey, who lost his mother Francis Haros in World Trade Center, reads 9/11 victims' names and makes comments referencing Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) during ceremonies at the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
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A man wipes away tears during ceremonies at the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

A man wipes away tears during ceremonies at the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

A man wipes away tears during ceremonies at the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
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A photograph of a 9/11 victim and flowers are seen left at the north reflecting pool at the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

A photograph of a 9/11 victim and flowers are seen left at the north reflecting pool at the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

A photograph of a 9/11 victim and flowers are seen left at the north reflecting pool at the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
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Officers carry an American flag into ceremonies commemorating at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

Officers carry an American flag into ceremonies commemorating at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

Officers carry an American flag into ceremonies commemorating at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
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A boy holds up a photo of a 9/11 victim during the reading of victims' names during ceremonies at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

A boy holds up a photo of a 9/11 victim during the reading of victims' names during ceremonies at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

A boy holds up a photo of a 9/11 victim during the reading of victims' names during ceremonies at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
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House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) observe a moment of silence with fellow members of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) observe a moment of silence with fellow members of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) observe a moment of silence with fellow members of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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A man pauses during ceremonies at the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

A man pauses during ceremonies at the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

A man pauses during ceremonies at the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump place a wreath at the Pentagon Memorial as Defense Secretary Mark Esper looks on during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump place a wreath at the Pentagon Memorial as Defense Secretary Mark Esper looks on during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump place a wreath at the Pentagon Memorial as Defense Secretary Mark Esper looks on during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A woman pauses at the south reflecting pool during ceremonies at the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

A woman pauses at the south reflecting pool during ceremonies at the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

A woman pauses at the south reflecting pool during ceremonies at the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
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Airline employees visit the north reflecting pool during ceremonies at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

Airline employees visit the north reflecting pool during ceremonies at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

Airline employees visit the north reflecting pool during ceremonies at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
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Connie Dray holds a tribute to her cousin and 9/11 victim Mary Lou Hague in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Connie Dray holds a tribute to her cousin and 9/11 victim Mary Lou Hague in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Connie Dray holds a tribute to her cousin and 9/11 victim Mary Lou Hague in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Mourners of 9/11 victims place flowers at the edge of the north reflecting pool at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

Mourners of 9/11 victims place flowers at the edge of the north reflecting pool at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

Mourners of 9/11 victims place flowers at the edge of the north reflecting pool at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
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A woman stands with flowers and a photograph during ceremonies at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

A woman stands with flowers and a photograph during ceremonies at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

A woman stands with flowers and a photograph during ceremonies at the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
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Flowers are laid on a bench at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. REUTERS/Al Drago

Flowers are laid on a bench at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. REUTERS/Al Drago

Flowers are laid on a bench at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. REUTERS/Al Drago
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