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‘Unbearable sorrow’: Americans reflect on 20th anniversary of Sept. 11


NEW YORK, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Twenty years after hijacked airliners smashed into New York City’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon outside Washington, Americans came together on Saturday to honor the nearly 3,000 lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and reflect on how the attacks have shaped the country’s view of the world and itself.

With President Joe Biden on hand, the ceremony at the Sept. 11 Memorial in lower Manhattan began with a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. EDT (1246 GMT), the exact time the first of two planes flew into the World Trade Center’s twin towers.

Mike Low, whose daughter was a flight attendant on the airliner that struck the North Tower described the “unbearable sorrow” experienced by his family over the past 20 years.

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