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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 September 11, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia
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
Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump observe a moment of silence at the White House to mark the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks
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
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 on the eve of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Photo: Gary Hershorn/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
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
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
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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