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9/11 Anniversary 2013: NYC Ceremony Remembers Victims Of September 11 (LIVE VIDEO)

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The names of those lost in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 will be read aloud Wednesday morning at a ceremony in lower Manhattan, where 12 years ago today the Twin Towers collapsed.

Nearly 3,000 people perished that day, as two hijacked planes struck the World Trade Center in New York, another plane hit the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and another crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

In keeping with the tradition set last year by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who chairs the National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum, no politicians will speak at Wednesday's ceremony. Only the loved ones of those who died will take their turn at the podium.

The ceremony begins at 8:39 9/11 Memorial plaza, under the shadow of One World Trade Center, which earlier this year became New York City's tallest building.

A moment of silence will be observed at 8:46 a.m. to commemorate the moment Flight 11 struck the North Tower.

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