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9/11 terror attack: US remembers victims on 17th anniversary

Thousands of 9/11 victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others expected at Tuesday's anniversary ceremony at the World Trade Center.

US observes 17th anniversary of 9/11 attack

The day the world turned: On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2011, the entire world watched as two passenger planes ploughed into the World Trade Centre (WTC) towers in New York, the financial capital of the United States. In Pic: Callie Cirulnick, 10, visits the Pepperdine University's annual display of flags honoring the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (Source: AP)

US observes 17th anniversary of 9/11 attack

Nearly 3,000 people were killed on Sept. 11, 2001, when hijackers flew commercial airplanes into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania field in what was the worst terrorist attack on US soil. In Pic: Visitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville hold a giant Flight 93 flag during a moment of remembrance as the nation marks the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. (Source: AP)

This undated photo provided by the FBI shows damage to the Pentagon caused during the 9/11 attacks. The FBI released a group of photos on March 30, 2017, showing the aftermath of the hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crash into the Pentagon. (FBI via AP)

US observes 17th anniversary of 9/11 attack

The 40 passengers and crew aboard United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania after leaving Newark, New Jersey, en route to San Francisco, are credited with thwarting a strike on the US Capitol. In Pic: Margery Koveleski shows a picture of her family when they moved from New York City to Ohio. It was initially a challenge for the Koveleskis’ children to be the new, mixed-race kids in an area less diverse than Queens. And Michael struggled to find work in the shaky post-9/11 economy. (Source: AP)

US observes 17th anniversary of 9/11 attack

The United States government blamed Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden as the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks. Shortly after, US bombed Afghanistan. In Pic: FILE - In this file photo, people attending the dedication stand around the 93-foot tall Tower of Voices at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., where the tower contains 40 wind chimes representing the 40 people that perished in the crash of Flight 93 in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (Source: AP)

US observes 17th anniversary of 9/11 attack

President Donald Trump will mark the solemn 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by participating in a ceremony at the 9/11 memorial in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, the White House said. First lady Melania Trump will accompany the president to the remembrance in Shanksville. (Source: AP)

US observes 17th anniversary of 9/11 attack

US President George W Bush was visiting a school when a government official delivered the news to him. Bush had famously said he wanted Bin Laden "dead or alive". (Source: AP)

US observes 17th anniversary of 9/11 attack

In this June 7, 2018 file photo, the World Trade Center site is seen from an upper floor of 3 World Trade Center in New York. The annual 9/11 commemorations are by now familiar rituals, centered on reading the names of the dead. But each year at ground zero, victims' relatives infuse the ceremony with personal messages of remembrance, concern and inspiration. And there building continues. A subway station destroyed on 9/11 finally reopened, as did the doors at the 80-story 3 World Trade Center, one of several rebuilt office towers that have been constructed or planned at the site. (Source: AP)

US observes 17th anniversary of 9/11 attack

Bianca Burton, center left, and Erin Schultheis walk around the Pepperdine University's annual display of flags honoring the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in Malibu, California. (Source: AP)

US observes 17th anniversary of 9/11 attack

Considered to be one of worst terror attacks on US soil since the 1941 Japanese attack on the US Naval base in Pearl Harbour, multiple events will be held across the country to remember the deceased. (Source: AP)