Americans mark Sept 11th anniversary

AMERICANS have marked the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on a crisp, sunny day much like the one 11 years ago when nearly 3000 victims were killed in the worst terror attack in US history.

The commemoration was more subdued than in previous years, a reflection of the nation moving on after a decade of remembrance.

Hundreds gathered at the World Trade Centre site in New York, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to read the names of the dead.

"Our country is safer, and our people are resilient," President Barack Obama said in a ceremony on the White House's south lawn.

He and first lady Michelle Obama laid a white floral wreath at the Pentagon, above a concrete slab that said "Sept. 11, 2001 - 937 am."


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