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16 years on, America remembers 9/11

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By Euronews
16 years on, America remembers 9/11

<p>Large crowds gathered in New York at the memorial where the twin towers of the World Trade Center stood and where thousands of people died 16 years ago.</p> <p>It was one of many events taking place across the United States to commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.</p> <p>Relatives of victims, survivors and rescuers observed a moment’s silence at exactly 8-46 to publicly mark the time that the first plane hit the north tower. </p> <p>It was President Donald Trump’s first commemoration of September 11th and, after an event at the White House, he and first lady Melania attended a remembrance event at the Pentagon.</p> <p>Nearly 3,000 people died in 2001 when hijackers crashed planes into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.</p>