Americans mark the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on Tuesday with relatively low-key ceremonies that reflect a gradual dampening of passions around the fateful day.
New York City's "Tribute In Light" shines into the sky over Manhattan on September 10, 2012 in New York City. The lights, in tribute to those killed in the 9/11 attacks, were tested a day before ceremonies marking the 11th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001.
The main event will be the ritual reading at New York's Ground Zero of the names of the 2,983 people killed both on 9/11 and in the precursor to those attacks, the 1993 car bombing of the World Trade Center.
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