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An officer from the NYPD pauses at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, ahead of the ceremony marking the 22nd anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, in New York City, U.S., September 11, 2023. 

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Monday marks the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks — the deadliest such attack on U.S. soil — which took the lives of nearly 3,000 people.

A group of 19 terrorists tied to the Islamic extremist group al-Qaida targeted New York and Washington, D.C. with hijacked planes. Over 400 first responders were killed in the aftermath of the collapse of the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center.

Every year, the nation honors the lives lost at ground zero, the 184 people who died in the attack on the Pentagon and those in Shanksville, Pa., where plane passengers successfully overtook the terrorists but died as the aircraft crashed.

Here’s a look at how the country is commemorating the tragic day.

A jogger carries the American flag as they run along the National Mall on Sept. 11 in Washington, D.C.

A jogger carries the American flag as they run along the National Mall on September 11, 2023 in Washington, DC. U.S.

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First Responders watch as a U.S. flag is unfurled from the Pentagon.

First responders watch as a U.S. flag is unfurled from the Pentagon roof to mark the 22nd anniversary of September 11, 2001 attacks, at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., September 11, 2023. 

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III lays a wreath during a ceremony to mark the 22nd anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, attacks at the Pentagon. 

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III lays a wreath during a ceremony to mark the 22nd anniversary of September 11, 2001 attacks, at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., September 11, 2023. 

Kevin Lamarque | Reuters

Family members of a victim visit the Pentagon Memorial.

Family members of a victim visit the Pentagon Memorial on the 22nd anniversary of September 11, 2001 attacks, in Washington, U.S., September 11, 2023. 

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A member of the Military forces attends services at the National Sept. 11 Memorial in NYC.

A member of the Military forces attends services at the National September 11 Memorial before the ceremony to mark the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terror attack at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2023 in New York.

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Firefighters from Hook and Ladder 24 Engine 1 Fire Station observe a moment of silence.

Fire fighters from Hook and Ladder 24 Engine 1 fire station observe a moment of silence on the day of the 22nd anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, in New York City, U.S., September 11, 2023. 

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A U.S. flag is held during the bell-ringing ceremony.

A U.S. flag is held during the bell ringing ceremony, on the day of the 22nd anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, in New York City, U.S., September 11, 2023. 

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris attend a remembrance ceremony in New York City.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and US Vice President Kamala Harris attend a remembrance ceremony on the 22nd anniversary of the terror attack on the World Trade Center, in New York City on September 11, 2023.

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani attends the ceremony.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani reacts ahead of the ceremony marking the 22nd anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, in New York City, U.S., September 11, 2023. 

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American flags fly at half-staff around the Washington Monument on the National Mall.

American flags fly at half staff around the Washington Monument on the National Mall to mark the 22nd anniversary of the terror attacks on September 11, 2023 in Washington, DC.

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Victim’s names are seen in a program during a ceremony observing the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.

Victim’s names are seen in a program during a ceremony observing the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the Pentagon on September 11, 2023 in Arlington, Virginia.

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