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Japanese Floating Lantern Ceremony In NYC Remembers Victims Of 9/11 And Tsunami (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 09/12/11 01:05 PM ET   Updated: 11/12/11 05:12 AM ET

A traditional Japanese floating lantern ceremony took place on Sunday, September 11 in New York City to commemorate the victims of the World Trade Center and the Japanese tsunami. The event opened with interfaith prayers and musical tributes as attendees wrote special messages and prayers for loved ones on the lantern sleeves. These lanterns were then released into the Hudson River. The event was sponsored by many New York interfaith and civic organizations.

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Kaoru Watanabe from the Taiko Center opened the Japanese Floating Lanterns Ceremony with his drum performance at Pier 40 by the Hudson River in Manhattan on Sunday, September 11, 2011. (Myra Iqbal, AOL)
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