September 11 attacks: On 15th anniversary, the US remembers its fallen

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A woman holds up her daughter as she looks for her grandfather, New York city police officer Edwin Ortiz’s name at a wall commemorating fallen officers, on September 9, 2016. Families gathered at the wall to mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and the officers who were killed during and after the event. Detective Ortiz died from illnesses he contracted from inhaling toxic materials during the rescue and recovery operations at Ground Zero. (AFP)

A woman holds up her daughter as she looks for her grandfather, New York city police officer Edwin Ortiz’s name at a wall commemorating fallen officers, on September 9, 2016. Families gathered at the wall to mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and the officers who were killed during and after the event. Detective Ortiz died from illnesses he contracted from inhaling toxic materials during the rescue and recovery operations at Ground Zero. (AFP)

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A pair of dust-covered shoes are displayed at the New York State Museum in Albany. The shoes are part of a new component of the museum's exhibit of the September 11, 2001, terror attack on the World Trade Centre. The ‘World Trade Center Survivors’ addition tells the stories of three of the thousands of people who survived the 9/11 attack in Lower Manhattan. (AP)

A pair of dust-covered shoes are displayed at the New York State Museum in Albany. The shoes are part of a new component of the museum's exhibit of the September 11, 2001, terror attack on the World Trade Centre. The ‘World Trade Center Survivors’ addition tells the stories of three of the thousands of people who survived the 9/11 attack in Lower Manhattan. (AP)

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Family members of fallen officers watch a procession in Lower Manhattan to mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (AFP)

Family members of fallen officers watch a procession in Lower Manhattan to mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (AFP)

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A colour guard arrives for a 9/11 remembrance ceremony in the Pentagon's centre courtyard on September 9, 2016 in Washington, DC. (AFP)

A colour guard arrives for a 9/11 remembrance ceremony in the Pentagon's centre courtyard on September 9, 2016 in Washington, DC. (AFP)

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Attendees bow their heads during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony in the Pentagon's centre courtyard on September 9, 2016 in Washington, DC. (AFP)

Attendees bow their heads during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony in the Pentagon's centre courtyard on September 9, 2016 in Washington, DC. (AFP)

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Members of the New York police department's (NYPD) Emerald Society Pipe & Drum Band hold a moment of silence to mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City on September 9, 2016. (REUTERS)

Members of the New York police department's (NYPD) Emerald Society Pipe & Drum Band hold a moment of silence to mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City on September 9, 2016. (REUTERS)

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The New York Police Department holds a memorial procession in New York on September 9, 2016, in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks. (AFP)

The New York Police Department holds a memorial procession in New York on September 9, 2016, in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks. (AFP)

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