Photos: Tears and prayers as America commemorates 13th anniversary of 9/11 attacks [Photos]

A woman watches the Tribute in Light illuminated on the skyline of lower Manhattan during events marking the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, in Jersey City, New Jersey, September 10, 2014. Reuters

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A woman watches the Tribute in Light illuminated on the skyline of lower Manhattan during events marking the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, in Jersey City, New Jersey, September 10, 2014. Reuters
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A woman watches the Tribute in Light illuminated on the skyline of lower Manhattan during events marking the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, in Jersey City, New Jersey, September 10, 2014. Reuters
The Tribute in Lights illuminates the sky next to One World Trade Center ahead of the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, in New York. Crowds will gather on Thursday morning to mark the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Reuters
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The Tribute in Lights illuminates the sky next to One World Trade Center ahead of the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, in New York. Crowds will gather on Thursday morning to mark the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Reuters
This year, for perhaps the first time since the attacks, a sense of normalcy and openness has taken root in the city blocks where two airliners hijacked by militants from al Qaeda crashed into the World Trade Center's twin towers. Reuters
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This year, for perhaps the first time since the attacks, a sense of normalcy and openness has taken root in the city blocks where two airliners hijacked by militants from al Qaeda crashed into the World Trade Center's twin towers. Reuters
A woman stands among some of the 3,000 flags placed in memory of the lives lost in the September 11, 2001 attacks, at a park in Winnetka, Illinois, on 10 September, 2014. Reuters
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A woman stands among some of the 3,000 flags placed in memory of the lives lost in the September 11, 2001 attacks, at a park in Winnetka, Illinois, on 10 September, 2014. Reuters
Three-year-old Charlie Lewis holds his mother Lauren's hand near some of the 3,000 flags placed in memory of the lives lost in the September 11, 2001 attacks at a park in Winnetka, Illinois September 10, 2014. Reuters
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Three-year-old Charlie Lewis holds his mother Lauren's hand near some of the 3,000 flags placed in memory of the lives lost in the September 11, 2001 attacks at a park in Winnetka, Illinois September 10, 2014. Reuters