Sep 11, 2019

In photos: The 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks

An American flag is unfurled on the side of the Pentagon to commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

President Trump took part in a September 11 memorial ceremony at the Pentagon Wednesday, as similar commemorations take place in New York City and Shanksville, Pa. — and across the country — to mark the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

"For every American that lived through that day, the September 11th attack seared into our soul. It was a day filled with shock, horror, sorrow and righteous fury."
— Trump's speech at the Pentagon
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump observe a moment of silence at the White House. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images
Flag bearers take part in the September 11 Commemoration Ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center. Photo: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images
The moon passes through the annual Tribute in Light on the skyline of lower Manhattan last night. Photo: Gary Hershorn/Getty Images
Observers attend the September 11 Commemoration Ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center. Photo: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images
Relatives of victims attend the September 11 Commemoration Ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center. Photo: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images
Alexandra Hamatie, whose cousin Robert Horohoe was killed on September 11, pauses at the National September 11 Memorial. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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The wreckage of summer

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

We usually think of Memorial Day as the start of the summer, with all of the fun and relaxation that goes with it — but this one is just going to remind us of all of the plans that have been ruined by the coronavirus.

Why it matters: If you thought it was stressful to be locked down during the spring, just wait until everyone realizes that all the traditional summer activities we've been looking forward to are largely off-limits this year.

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 8 a.m. ET: 5,428,605 — Total deaths: 345,375 — Total recoveries — 2,179,408Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 8 a.m. ET: 1,643,499 — Total deaths: 97,722 — Total recoveries: 366,736 — Total tested: 14,163,915Map.
  3. World: White House announces travel restrictions on Brazil Over 100 cases in Germany tied to single day of church services.
  4. Public health: Officials are urging Americans to wear masks over Memorial Day.
  5. Economy: White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett says it's possible the unemployment rate could still be in double digits by November's election.
  6. Federal government: Trump attacks a Columbia University study that suggests earlier lockdown could have saved 36,000 American lives.
  7. What should I do? Hydroxychloroquine questions answeredTraveling, asthma, dishes, disinfectants and being contagiousMasks, lending books and self-isolatingExercise, laundry, what counts as soap — Pets, moving and personal healthAnswers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingHow to minimize your risk.
  8. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it, the right mask to wear.

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U.S. coronavirus updates

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios. This graphic includes "probable deaths" that New York City began reporting on April 14.

The CDC is warning of potentially "aggressive rodent behavior" amid a rise in reports of rat activity in several areas, as the animals search further for food while Americans stay home more during the coronavirus pandemic.

By the numbers: More than 97,700 people have died from COVID-19 and over 1.6 million have tested positive in the U.S. Over 366,700 Americans have recovered and more than 14.1 million tests have been conducted.