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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In photos: A tale of 2 cities on 70th anniversary of Communist China

The Tiananmen Square parade in Beijing marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

China showed off a new hypersonic ballistic nuclear missile, the DF-17, as it displayed its military might during a grand parade in Beijing marking the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule, AP reports. But clashes between police and protesters in Hong Kong cast a shadow over celebrations.

The big picture: Hong Kong authorities had tried to thwart protesters as Chinese President Xi Jinping oversaw the Beijing parade that showcased some 15,000 soldiers and 100,000 performers, per the New York Times. Hong Kong went into unprecedented lockdown, Reuters notes. But tens of thousands of protesters defied a ban on marches and attended rallies throughout the city, per Bloomberg.

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In photos: 2020 Democratic candidates flock to Iowa steak fry

The crowd at the Polk County Democrats' Steak Fry in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday. Photo: Polk County Democrats/Facebook

Organizers of the Polk County Democrats' Steak Fry in Des Moines, Iowa, say more than 12,200 attend Saturday's event, as 17 of the 19 Democratic presidential candidates made their pitch to voters in the state.

The big picture: The gathering comes less than 5 months ahead of the Iowa caucuses —the first to take place in the U.S.

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Dorian's devastation in Bahamas: What you need to know

A Marsh Harbour resident with donations. Photo: Alejandro Granadillo/NurPhoto via Getty Images

More than 2 weeks since Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas, the death toll remains at 50, but government data shows 1,300 people are still listed as missing, while much of the archipelago faced another tropical storm this weekend.

The latest: Bahamians escaped the bulk of storm Humberto, now a hurricane, as it passed offshore, but it still lashed the islands with sustained winds of 70 mph. The National Hurricane Center said. And Humberto's outer rain bands are forecast to dump 1–2 inches of additional rain with isolated storm total amounts of 6 inches.

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