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A photo of New York City Firefighter Robert James Crawford who died in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was placed at 9/11 memorial at the site of the World Trade Center.


First responders gather next to Ground Zero for a ceremony for 9/11 victims in New York City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Moore / Getty Images

A visitor walks through the "Empty Sky" memorial in Jersey City, N.J., honoring victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Evans / Associated Press

The twin beams of the Tribute in Light in lower Manhattan are tested on Sept. 9, 2013, in advance of a memorial ceremony scheduled for the night of Sept. 11 to honor those who died in the terrorist attacks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kathy Willens / Associated Press

The Dodgers' Scott Van Slyke celebrates with teammates Dee Gordon and A.J. Ellis after Van Slyke's 11th-inning walk-off home run against Arizona at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

An experimental cargo-carrying zeppelin undergoes hover testing outside a World War II-era blimp hanger at the former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

A Libyan soldier inspects a building of the foreign ministry branch that was hit by a bombing in Benghazi. The building was bombed on the first anniversary of a deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.


An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds a live chicken while reciting prayers for the Kaparot ritual in Bnei Brak, Israel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oliver Weiken / EPA

Herders escort cattle down from their summer grazing grounds in the Bavarian Alps during the annual Viehscheid cattle drive near Bad Hindelang, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lennart Preiss / Getty Images

Forensic archaeologist Matt Vennemeyer of Ohio, a member of the International Commission on Missing Persons, searches for human remains at a mass grave near the Bosnian town of Prijedor. Forensic experts have unearthed the remains of 10 people so far, but believe there are many more yet undiscovered as they search for the remains of Bosnians and Croats killed by Serb forces during the 1992-95 Bosnian war.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amel Emric / Associated Press

Children cheer cyclists at the start of the 17th stage of the cycling Vuelta in the city of Calahorra, Spain.


Miss India, Navneet Dhillon, center, and other Miss World Pageant contestants are greeted by a Balinese girl during their visit to a Hindu temple in Besakih. The Miss World contest opened on the resort island of Bali Sunday, with the final to be held on Sept. 28.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Firdia Lisnawati / Associated Press

Filipino evacuees seek temporary shelter at the shore during ongoing clashes in Zamboanga. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced by a three-day standoff between government troops and Muslim rebels holding scores of hostages in the southern Philippine city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dennis M. Sabangan / EPA

Two policemen stand guard along in Zamboanga on the southern island of Mindanao as the standoff between government forces and Muslim rebels enters its third day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ted Aljibe / AFP/Getty Images

A South African municipal worker walks past a mural on a wall in Cape Town.


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Wednesday’s Pictures in the News begins in New York, with a photo memorializing New York City Firefighter Robert James Crawford, who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. His photo was placed at memorial by his family as they came to the World Trade Center site to participate in ceremonies for the 12th anniversary of the attacks. Americans returned Wednesday to the grim task of commemorating the worst act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history, the day Islamist fundamentalists seized four airliners and killed nearly 3,000 people in a disaster known simply as 9/11. Photo gallery

Los Angeles: The Dodgers’ Scott Van Slyke celebrates his walk-off home run against Arizona at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday. Story

Tustin: An  experimental cargo airship takes a test run  outside a blimp hanger at the former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station. More photos

Benghazi, Libya: A foreign ministry office is hit by a bombing on the first anniversary of a deadly attack upon the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, which left the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans dead.

Zamboanga, Philippines: Filipino evacuees seek shelter  during clashes between government troops and Muslim rebels holding scores of hostages in the southern Philippine city.

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