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27 Moving Images Of The Nation Remembering 9/11

On the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, people across the country paid respects to those who were lost.

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A woman writes on a replica of the Twin Towers behind a sea of American flags during a memorial in Matthews, North Carolina. The 2,997 American flags are displayed for each person lost on Sept. 11.

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Artwork that shows a firefighter writing "We Love New York" by artist "Mr. Brainwash" is shown on the side of the Century 21 store near the National September 11 Memorial.

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Sam Pulia, mayor of Westerchester, Illinois, and a former police officer of the same town, mourns over the name of his cousin, New York firefighter Thomas Anthony Casoria, who was killed in the South Tower at the site of the World Trade Center.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden listen to "Taps" after observing a moment of silence to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the South Lawn of the White House.

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Eileen Esquilin hugs her husband, Joe Irizarry, while mourning the loss of her brother, Ruben Esquilin Jr., at the site of the World Trade Center.

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Candles in memory of the 40 passengers and crew of Flight 93 are carried to the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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Members of the New York Police Department, Fire Department of New York and Port Authority Police Department carry an American flag past one of the reflecting pools at the beginning of the memorial observances at the site of the World Trade Center.

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Paola Braut, of Belgium, cries over a photograph of her son Patrice along the edge of the North Pool during memorial observances at the site of the World Trade Center.

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Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani stands at the edge of the North Pool Memorial site during observances at the site of the World Trade Center.

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Belinda Adams (left), her niece, Deeanne Cush (center), and her mother, Belinda Adams, hold pictures of Patrick Adams, who died in the attacks, during memorial observances at the site of the World Trade Center.

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Kevin Brosnan, a retired NYPD detective, takes a moment to himself before family members are let in for the memorial observances held at the site of the World Trade Center.

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Wearing a Superman outfit, Larnell Maurice Perry Jr. is lifted in the air by President Obama at a ceremony marking the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at the Pentagon. Larnell is the grandson of Angeline C. Carter, a staff accountant for the Department of the Army who died in the Pentagon during the attacks.

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Relatives of the Sept. 11 attacks victims put flowers, toys, and photos on the names written at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

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Albert Biatta, of Queens, New York, prays while standing front of the inscribed name of his uncle Antoine Biatta at the edge of the North Pool Memorial site.

Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Tasneem Nashrulla at tasneem.nashrulla@buzzfeed.com.

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