Obama leads U.S. in remembrance of 9/11

U.S. President Barack Obama, U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden observe a moment of silence on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at the White House. Credit: REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueLed by President Barack Obama, Americans commemorated the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Thursday by observing moments of silence for the thousands killed that day at New York City’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field.

In what has become an annual ritual, relatives began slowly reciting the nearly 3,000 names of the victims at a ceremony in lower Manhattan, from Gordon Aamoth Jr. to Igor Zukelman.

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