9/11 memorial lit up as dawn breaks in New York

The 9/11 memorial was lit up in New York as dawn broke on the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks on 11 September 2001.Twenty years ago, the 11th of September dawned as just a date. By midnight, it was 9/11, the staggering starting point for a new era of terror, war, politics, patriotism and tragedy.The U.S. marks the milestone anniversary on Saturday under the pall of a pandemic and in the shadow of a frantic withdrawal from Afghanistan, which fell to the same militant rulers who gave safe haven to the plotters of the 2001 attacks.

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