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People walk through the "Healing Field" at Tempe Beach Park, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The display has nearly 3,000 flags with the names of those who died in the 2001 attacks. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Americans stop and remember on anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks (photos, video)
First Published Sep 11 2013 12:45 pm • Last Updated Sep 11 2013 05:09 pm

As bells tolled solemnly, Americans marked the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on Wednesday with the reading of the names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition.

These photos and video capture the essence of how the somber occassion was marked in cities across the nation.

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