Outstanding News in Pictures: September 11, 2011

10th Anniversary of 9/11 in U.S, ‘Tribute in Light’ shines, Portraits of a revolution hung in Benghazi’s Liberation Square and an overcrowded ferry sank off Tanzania’s coast are four of the most outstanding news around the world during September 11, 2011.

The most must-know event yesterday is the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 in U.S and also across the world. The United States marked the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack on New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania on Sunday with memorial services at the World Trade Center (WTC), the Pentagon, and at a field in Pennsylvania. Security is tight following warnings of a possible al-Qaeda attack on the US Police in New York. In fact, US intelligence officials received a warning which was described as “credible but unconfirmed” last week that al-Qaeda may have mobilized attackers. President Barack Obama closed a day of tributes and memorials with a paean to the resilience of the American people in the decade following the attacks of September 11, 2011.

9/11 victims’ families gather at the WTC site North Pool to make tributes for nearly unlucky 3,000 people who died in the attacks during anniversary ceremonies held yesterday

A music perform on Sunday at Manhattan’s ground zero was served as easing support for family members paining 10 years after the 9/11 attacks. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and singers James Taylor and Paul Simon participated in the September 11 anniversary commemoration in which Ma has performed a piece by Bach, while Taylor has sung “You Can Close Your Eyes” and Simon has performed “The Sound of Silence”. For audiences, some cried while others embraced or sang along.

James Taylor performed “You can close your eyes” during the 9/11 ceremony at Ground Zero in New York on Sunday, September 11, 2011

The picture of the Tribute in Light shining above lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, and One World Trade Center in New York

This scene of a woman looking at portraits of anti-Gadhafi fighters who was killed during the current revolution hanging on the wall of a court house in Benghazi’s Liberation Square on September 10

According to officials, an estimated over 240 people were killed when a crowded ferry sank off Tanzania’s coast and some 600 have been rescued in an operation that has left 40 people in a serious condition. The ferry, MV Spice Islanders was heavily overloaded and sunk in an area of heavy currents between mainland Tanzania and Pemba Island at about 1 a.m. Saturday.

The picture of Tanzanian police carrying bodies of children from the sea in Zanzibar when an overcrowded ferry sank off coast of Tanzania on Saturday, killing more than 240 people


Outstanding News in Pictures: An Overcrowded Ferry Sank off Tanzania’s Coast


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Mary Rose is currently a lecturer on society. In her free time, Mary is fond of joining social activities. Her goal is to provide up-to-date news and articles on society and culture.