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Smoke billows from the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center before they collapsed on September 11, 2001 in New York, NY - Sputnik International, 1920, 09.09.2021
9/11: 20 Years Later
On 11 September 2001, 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked and crashed four passenger jets, destroying the World Trade Centre towers in New York and damaging the Pentagon. The attack killed almost 3,000 people and injured 25,000, prompting the launch of US-led military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Twin Beams Light Sky Above New York City in Memory of 9/11 Attack Victims

CC BY 2.0 / Ludovic Bertron / 9/11 Tribute in Light
9/11 Tribute in Light  - Sputnik International, 1920, 11.09.2021
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On the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that had shook nations, commemorative events took place across the US as thousands continue to mourn the 2,977 victims.
On Saturday, New Yorkers watch the Tribute in Light, shining to commemorate the victims who died after the 11 September, 2001 terror attacks.
The two beams, shining from projectors installed on the roof of the Battery Parking Garage south of the 9/11 Memorial in New York City, are four miles high, shaped like the original towers.
The installations were first made six months after the tragic day 20 years ago and since then the lights have shone every year since then, throughout the night on 11 September.
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