From NBC News and wire services - Thousands gather Tuesday in New York, suburban Washington and rural Pennsylvania to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, but at the somber day’s biggest venue, Ground Zero in lower Manhattan, this year’s observance will be missing a key feature from years past: politicians’ voices.
In a reminder of the global consequences of the attacks, commemorations will also be held abroad. At the Kaia airport in the Afghan capital Kabul, soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force prayed during a memorial ceremony for the Sept. 11 victims. Continue reading this post here.
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